Re: Fight or Quit: there is no choice
I also found this article a good reading.
Though - unlike John - I donīt believe these people were starting with the intent of "just trying".
There was this were extreme, toilsome and obviosly intimidating exam atmosphere which made them lose their guts. Strange to read and hard to imagine. Iīd never create an exam like that, exams as I know them are for checking technical skills. Seems like this teacher has a different idea.