A topic so close to my heart
Your enthusiasm in this topic is quite evident!
As much beating I got, I never really thought of the teachers any less. In truth, admired many of them despite the beatings. Some of them were really admirable.
We see these beatings are discouraged now and teachers are forbidden from using "bet" anymore. I'm sure you're aware this is not to do any damage to the students young psyche. I wonder whether this makes any significant changes, I've never seen a case where teachers beatings led students go haywire.
True there are some exceptional news where a teacher permanently physically impaired a student. But you know, there are also news where delinquent students cripple or even killed the teacher because of being handed to low grades.
But aren't these extremes cases? And while I acknowledge the possibility, I never seen personally any case of mental disability caused by the beating.
Be that as it may, these beatings should be stopped. Just because it didn't harm me, I don't think students should be punished for not doing well.
And my quarrel is against the educational system, not the teachers. Europe is doing much better now.
I don't think exams are rudimentary. Rather, there should be a gauge to measure personal growth. How many papers published, thesis done and the quality of them — for example. A single exam to evaluate everyone is flawed.