So... what the hell is going on here?
I'm pretty sure "sit beside" did not imply rows upon rows of learners sitting alone in a crowd... kind of beside each other.
I'm almost certain that "sit beside" was suppose to be about the learner and the teacher working with each other.
And yet, look at this!
Are we out of our minds?
Have we lost the entire plot?
What's more is that defenders of standardized, fill-in-the-bubble, forced-choice examinations have the audacity to cite a 'real world' need for such examinations, and yet standardized testing is what constitutes an amazingly contrived and unrealistic form of assessment.