Home (School) Improvement

To pioneer chagrin, a movement goes from outlaw to mainstream

Walk through the doors of Warehouse No. 2 at 701 East 37th Street in Wichita, Kans., on a weekday morning, and you will swear you have entered a school. Parent sign-up sheets festoon the walls. A small library offers comfy chairs and a plentiful supply of magazines. Basketballs bounce in the distance, and a poster next to the weight room illustrates the "6 S's of Fitness" (strength, stamina, speed, suppleness, skill, spirit). The kids racing down the linoleum hallway take Spanish, art, p.e. and government here. They hit baseballs from the pitching machine, and they splash in the pool. But this...

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