http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/teachers-manipulate-test-results After reading the latest anti-teacher claptrap I figured i'd like to air a question. When are teachers finally going to get together and say enough is enough? I teach Maths KS3/4 and as public exams are marked externally, fail to see how it possible to 'manipulate' test results. We have no coursework element in maths. Firstly we are criticised for teaching how to pass exams not solve problems, then of not giving every child every chance. Now the extra effort we put in is seen as 'cheating' Could someone please explain to me exactly where the line is drawn? Just when does meeting the professional requirement of every child matters compromise a teacher and make them a cheat? It is my understanding that if to many get higher marks then then grades are adjusted down... to many get lower marks they are adjusted up. Since this is managed externally just how can any teacher have any 'manipulative' influence? If the writer of this article is focusing only on the subjects with a coursework element then surely the provokative headline should state that; Generallities like this only serve to further dilute the student and public perception of the professional in the classroom.