David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He has written an interesting article titled Honor Code, which discusses the way modern education may be estranging boys. Essentially, his argument is that the esthetic and “honor code” of much modern education is unappealing, uninspiring and negatively biased toward men and that this should change.
Brooks frames his argument by using the picture of Henry V of Shakespeare’s play as an example of a man who is admirable and yet would have been viewed as a problem child in today’s educational system. Give the article a read and tell us what you think. While you’re at it, check out Brooks’ other work. He covers a wide range of material and is always insightful.