Your editorial says teachers oppose league tables in the belief that they will encourage "teaching to the test" ("Transparency benefits parents, children and schools", November 14-15). Correct. But you say teachers are misguided in that belief, as this already occurs at HSC level, even though league tables do not exist.
THE NSW Board of Studies has been forced to release raw HSC results it spent thousands of dollars trying to keep secret, after the Ombudsman criticised its lack of transparency over how exam results are scaled.
THE cartoonist and philosopher Michael Leunig home schooled two children for more than 10 years "because they wanted to do it". They went to school this year for the first time again because they wanted to.
SCHOOLS are "disposing" of poor performing students and encouraging Higher School Certificate candidates to take easier subjects to manipulate the way HSC results are reported and their school is ranked in league tables.