VARIOUS SHOTS of students in a reading class in a school. A teacher is reading out loud in front of the class. She goes to the board to write while the children listen, sitting on their chairs with their backs straight and their hands behind their backs. She asks the students questions about what she has written on the board. The children then do a penmanship exercise in their notebooks under their teacher’s supervision. CLOSE UP of the photos on the wall of President Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Hua Guofeng.