Two young teachers arrive in a small provincial town with dreams of changing the school system. Katya and Vasya are not even thirty, they graduated from the best metropolitan universities. They are not professional teachers, but they love children and really want to sow what is reasonable, kind, and eternal. Therefore, they get a job at an ordinary local school and from the very beginning declare to each other that they do not want to scold children or punish them with deuces, they do not want to teach them to cram and walk in formation. Their goal is to show students how to think and create independently. The reality turns out to be much more complicated. Half of the children in this school after the 9th grade are going to vocational schools, they have little interest in creativity, they go to school like hard labor. Most teachers are not going to deviate from the traditions of Soviet education. Will the characters in the film retain their enthusiasm? Will they be able to find contact with difficult teenagers? Will they stay next year?