The 53-year-old Fundamental Law of Education should be reviewed to determine if it meets current needs and lends itself to the formation of an educational system appropriate for the 21st century, an advisory panel to Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said in its final report released Friday.

The proposal is one of 17 suggestions the National Commission on Educational Reform outlined in the report on ways to revamp the nation’s education system.

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