In March 2013, the Department for Education published a paper by Dr Ben Goldacre which argued that teachers have the opportunity to “become an evidence based profession”, by using evidence to improve outcomes in education in the same way as in medicine.
Deficits in local authority education budgets need to be urgently addressed.
If ministers are serious about higher education, they should take on board the recommendations of the recent Lords inquiry into the OfS.
Official forecasts built on implausible spending plans undermine fiscal policy debate.
The Lee Anderson furore is unlikely to be the last of its kind in a general election year.