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Seven years ago, Modesto City Schools was a typical California school system: poor but hip. In the name of innovation and relevancy, we suspended all common sense and embraced the fashionable twaddle of John Holt, Herb Kohl, A.S. Neill, Jonathan Kozol, Edgar Friedenberg, and others. We came pretty close to substituting the Seven Deadly Sins for the Eight Cardinal Principles.
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