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This is a description of the typical day of a child in a new “no-excuses” school.

She answers questions with a programmed response.

She walks in silence.

She does exactly what she is told.

The teacher speaks in scripted language.

The child obeys.

What did this child do to deserve this treatment.

I recall visiting a Chinese prison for disobedient women about 20 years ago.

The prisoners worked in silence all day.

At the end of the visit, my group was treated to a performance in which the prisoners sang about how happy they were to be confined and how happy they were to know that they were being rehabilitated and turned into better people.