The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...Read more
It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .
When Donald met Ron
In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...Read more
The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .
On climate change
Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...Read more
'We [the Treasury] were able to increase the education budget by £1.3 billion last year... ', the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
EU joins donors uneasy about commercialisation of education
The EU Parliament this week passed a Resolution banning...Read more
The present system in England harms all pupils
There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...Read more
Prioritising data and results is endemic…
Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...Read more
ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated'
The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an...Read more
Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded
The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made...Read more
Desperate attempt to make it appear DfE data has OECD seal of approval
In its panicked attempts to defuse the severe...Read more
UKSA chair appears to be losing patience - and not before time
Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority (...Read more
Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog
Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds,...Read more
Claim of being ‘third biggest’ education spender included tuition fees and private spending
‘The OECD has...Read more
DfE denies schools are 'worth less' but heads say otherwise
The Tories appear spooked by rising concern about inadequate...Read more