In this future world, young men and women are assessed at all times to ensure they are model citizens. Inspectors have the right to enter a home and administer short sharp discipline to anyone not living up to their full potential. Twins Craig and Wendy begin deliberately lagging behind in their work, as if inviting the punishment and the humiliation. Eventually the Inspector in charge of their case takes them away for training. In the academy they are put through an even harsher regime and the pain is often far more than either of the twins ever anticipated, but still they endure it!