Leonidman's America Needs Its Nerds

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In "America Needs Its Nerds" the author Leonid Fridman develops his argument by stating how the nerds feel when they are made fun of by others, how America has created stereotypes and how people look over them for the "cool kids." Many students take pride in their education. They also try to keep their grades up because academic achievement is important. Students who study hard and work hard do not like to admit to others how much they study/work. The author states, "Many students are ashamed to admit, even to their friends, how much they study." These students know that they will be made fun of. In order to avoid that they feel like the best thing to do is keep all of their hard work and achievements to themselves. "Children who prefer
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