The Black Panthers, when they weren't too busy chanting their various mantras (e.g. The only good pig is a dead pig and Power to the people ), set up a sturdy menagerie of public service projects, including a free-breakfast program and a grade school. The grade school was unique in the fact that it placed students based on ability instead of age. The first graduates of the school were so far ahead of their peers that they skipped Junior High and went immediately to High School.

Just some food for thought that seemed appropriate to the node.