If I were a foreigner, I would find it hilarious that a school examiners offered seminars to teachers where they could learn exam questions. Unfortunately, I was born in Britain and happen to think that a corruption free education system is a central requirement of a successful economy.
How did things get so bad? For at least 20 years, we have poured ever increasing amounts of cash into the state education system. Despite this massive expenditure, deteriorating education standards are evident everywhere except in the exam results. Now we have a hint why exam scores increased as children left school barely literate and numerate; teachers were spoon feeding exam answers.
This scandal will follow a predictable course. Over the next few days, there will be a clamour for action. Politicians will demand action to "restore faith in Britain's exam system". A small number of examiners will be fired, and perhaps, the scandal might claim the license of an exam board. Within a few weeks, the scandal will subside, and educational standards will continue to slide. Next year, there will be another crop of stellar exam results and everyone will know that our children will leave school as functional idiots.
Britain's education system is a disgrace; teachers pretend to teach and kids pretend to pass exams. What makes the system so appalling is that everyone knows this and allows it to continue.