A few days ago, the QEDcat received an email from a Victorian teacher, someone we don’t know and who, it seems, doesn’t follow this blog. The teacher and his colleagues had been discussing a rather weird exercise and he had wanted our opinion on the exercise. We were happy to oblige of course, and the issue turned out to be related to this screw-up. We also took the opportunity to suggest that the teacher’s choice was either to ask us or to ask the VCAA. The teacher replied,
Yep. One of the other teachers said we should check what vcaa say. But I actually want to know the correct answer.
Which is where we are. A ratbag blogger is considered, correctly, to be a more reliable authority than the actual Authority.