How does spender criticize the education system in An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum?

How does spender criticize the education system in An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum?

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  1. The poet is highly critical of the education system in this poem. He believes that the dreams which books and the charts and pictures on the walls of school show to the children are unachievable. They are too poor to learn and get educated.

    They don’t have access to food, health, shelter etc. Without these basic necessities of life, the education is useless for them. The dreams which they see because of books make them thieves as they start taking shortcuts to achieve those things. This is why the poet criticises the education system. He desires that the poor students should be provided with basic things for survival first and then they should be educated.

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