That much I agree with. That is no different from when I was in school and you got grades for conduct (like E, S, or U).
I also bet that this isn't the whole story. If she got a higher grade because her shit was neat and well typed as opposed to written in pencil with dog pee on it, I can understand the higher grade.
I also agree with this. Abolish community service? That is one aspect I wish more kids were involved in. It may take some of their focus off of simple selfish desire.
No doubt. I wish someone would have done that for me in college. I could have slept all of the way through those years and still graduated with honors.
The point of view that I do agree with is that YOUNG BOYS may need a different approach to learning. I am referring to elementary school when kids are much more active and inquisitive. I think reducing physical activity is a mistake. I think those kids should be outside more. If they aren't involved in some activity like something "boyscout" related, I think that would be a good addition to education. I think boys need more hands on development when initially learning. I think all of the stuff you pointed out, however, is pure nonsense being raised by parents who want to blame the school system for their own poor parenting.