Movement between classes had slowed to a crawl. Students arriving late meant lessons got underway erratically and sometimes never got going at all.
The obvious cause was uninspiring teaching of dull syllabuses imposed from above but the new Principal felt reluctant to open that particular can of worms. Besides, his background as a work-study expert suggested a more mechanical solution.
Noting where bottlenecks impeded student flow, he introduced a strict one-way system.
Arrows indicated approved directions of travel. Staff neglected lesson preparation to patrol the corridors and enforce compliance. Kids could circulate for hours, learning only how to follow orders.
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