Directions(1 to 10):In our system, a vast gap (1) the life children lead
at school and what they experience outside. The space
where they are (2) to learn about life is so far removed
from (3) that we might as well ask (4) to buy spacesuits for their little ones, instead of school uniforms.
(5) they read, listen to and copy from the blackboard
is so meticulously deodorised and (6) that it carries
no resonance of experienced reality and (7)in life.
The school day becomes a (8) of didactic songs and
memorised information. Special (9) are marked by
elaborate acts of sycophancy and preaching. School
authorities (10) stop talking about values, but ignore
the cynicism felt by the young over the high levels of
chicanery and verbosity they find in adult talk.