I don’t mean a particular school, or teacher, I mean the entire system. Also, some might say from the description it doesn’t sound like that bad. It feels like that to me, so that’s why I used it. At the very least I think it lacks the basic rights of mutual respect between students and teachers, and human dignity. But if I misused or overreacted, I apologize in advance. Let me explain a typical class hour: it starts with a military-like salute when everyone stands up from their seats when the teacher enters and doesn’t sit down until the teacher says so; and boy, there are teachers who love to abuse that power, especially if they are angry for something unrelated and make the students suffer for it. The implication is clear: the teacher is more powerful than the students and they have nobody to stop them from using that power. Of course, the justification why this is done is to instill discipline in students.