RENÉE C. BYER/rbyer@sacbee.com

First-graders line up for lunch at John Adams Academy in Roseville. At the month-old charter school, named after our second president, Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" replace textbooks. Amid the national debate over the role of government and the meaning of the Constitution, students discuss "restoring America's heritage" and becoming "servant leaders."

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