Likewise, not many students are encouraged to use a hammer in class.
And so it goes in Jim Wendel's construction academy class at Navarre High School - where students learn everything from millwork to math.
For Wendel, an Air Force veteran and four-time college graduate, it's par for the course.
"I want to teach these kids real-world life skills," he said. "And here, in this environment, I'm able to do that."
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