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I hope this is a prelude to many more significant changes in the public school system, particularly the abandonment of the outdated 45 minute class "period" which barely allows for the start-up and wind-down process much less any significant content in between. A proven approach by military and private trade schools is a more workshop oriented environment where several hours a day are devoted to acquiring knowledge of and practicing just one or two disciplines. This would be especially effective with the important subjects like mathematics, language and science.

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