The rote sets in.
In addition to "administration and staff costs", the Department for Education spent thousands of pounds on developing the GCSE replacement.
There are accusations the Education Secretary misled Parliament.
The Education Secretary's decision to bow to his critics and retain GCSEs is, in a competitive field, the most humiliating retreat yet from a coalition minister.
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
While fostering and adoption are undeniably important, focusing on them at the expense of early intervention is a false economy, say charity leaders.
Kenneth Baker launches damning attack on the Education Secretary in an interview with the New Statesman.
By obsessing over structures, the Education Secretary has lost the drive for school improvement that existed under Labour’s academies programme.
The Academies Commission warns that the schools are gaming the system by holding "social" events with prospective parents and pre-admission meetings.
False claims for the success of academies have been swallowed whole by an uncritical media.