Hitting the motto on the head
The translation offered, however, "Through struggle we learn", seems imprecise and perhaps even suggests a disreputable dumbing-down.
We learn by persevering. We learn by becoming tough, or even, more periphrastically, you need to be tough to learn, or learning takes hard work, might be closer.
The association between learning and effort, however, is surely undeniable.
And, if a spot of recidivism reinforces that, it is by no means lamentable.
David Taylor Director of inspection Office for Standards in Education