How people are in some respects -- and also how power dynamics -- work don't change with time. Should you suffer in some way because of that, hardly any of it is about you AND as such you can't do anything about it really. And that's ok!
Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it's defended as part of our "culture." My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn't do much good for us!
What's more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.
When a high achieving student from a private school is not assured of the results expected in SLC, what faith can one have on the examination?
My "Senior Biography" entry in the 1986 Jumbo Issue of the Godavarian, our secondary school magazine. It details what I wanted to be and my recollections of the 9 years at St. Xavier's school.