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Re: teaching gifted students--longer post

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Collier Family (atla)
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 19:14:20 +0200


Hi All,

I am sending you all apoem written by a kid in HS.
Keep in mind our shools are leftovers of the Victorian era and much
stricter that school in the US.

Regards

Tracey

Name THE SCHOOL SYSTEM Date

Margin
Lifeless brains sap
Futile knowledge in desperate hope for nourishment
But the system is perfect
Official rule restrict,
stunt,
then exterminate,
leaving a dead, empty shell, (but a perfect,empty shell,
for the system is perfect.)

Clause 3.1:
Laughter prohibited in assemblies,excepting for the
following cases:....
Clause 3.2:
Pupils are forbidden to....
Clause 3.3:
The following restrictions...
Clause 3.4:
Disciplinary measures will be....
Clause 3.5:
Failure to abide....

But we are manufactured experiments of the system,
The successful perfect system
producing perfect packages
of perfect people,
replicas of the perfect system
spitting out
facts
and
figures
molded arguments
processed opinions.

And we are the living computer programmed by the system,
the efficient, perfect system which nourishes our intellecty
to obesity
but starves our spirit,
caged,
cornered,
and caught in callous confinement.

But the system is perfect, and so are its computerised
programmes
But...LOAD "PERSONALITY"
LOAD "ORIGINALITY"
LOAD "INDIVIDUALITY"
LOAD " PERSONALITY"
RUN
...

PLEASE WAIT, DATA BEING PROCESSED
...
SORRY, INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

But the system is perfect.
Rule off.

S. Keenan
Form V
Kloof High