That perfection exists, all students know.
Though this is all they know,
and look instead for what is good.
But you want to show them what is new
and so they fear, then hate, it all.
Objectives, timings, aims and stages
up-end the process; degrade the learners.
Under your supervision,
the only ones who get top marks
say, “We didn’t do anything. Not even revise!”
*My original commentary on Chapter 17 is here.