Saving Our Schools

Welcome to our new school. Its day is eight hours long. Two are spent in peer learning groups, and one in physical activity. Two hours are spent at an "at-school job," in the library or cafeteria, learning skills and responsibility. There are two 90-minute sessions with an electronic learning system that customizes itself to a student's academic interests. Thanks to computer and video technology, some classes have student-teacher ratios of 100,000 to 1. This means flesh-and-blood teachers have enough time to spend an hour or more every week in one-on-one work with each student.

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