I Refuse To Cheat.
I’m a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Central Scotland. I have responsibility for a National 4 class.
This year, I have pupils in that class who come to class every day, who try hard, who do the work that’s asked.
I also have pupils in that class who don’t bother coming, who don’t bring anything that’s asked, who don’t do any work, who misbehave, and who disrupt the class.
And what will happen at the end of the year? Those two groups of pupils will end up with exactly the same qualification.
Pupils who are incapable of passing the National 4 assessments on their own will be taken away to pupil support, or for one-to-one ‘coaching’ with another teacher, and will return an hour later having passed their assessments.
It’s a miracle! A student who’s done no work all year will learn more in…