On June 7, 2013, the federal Department of Education announced its plan to 'redesign' public high schools across the nation through their High School Redesign Initiative.

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This program brings competitive grants to local education agencies to redesign academics and instructional practices, and use learning time in more meaningful ways. This follows the natural progression of creating a national education system, because Washington thinks they can educate our kids better than we can on the local level.

This is just another interference from the federal government having a greater role in affecting local curriculum and culture.