Leading educationalists respond to the question of public schools.
Unlike the education secretary, Tristram Hunt has nothing to say on the dominance of the private schools.
Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.
Why is the left silent on the public school question?
250 million school-age children worldwide can't read, write or do a basic maths sum. 130 million of these children are enrolled in school. So what's going wrong?
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
A new YouGov poll for the National Union of Teachers also shows that 79% believe the coalition's impact on the education system has been negative.
The media is fascinated with the UK's two oldest universities and the demographics of its students, without acknowledging the randomness of its interview process.
42 schools have opened in areas with "no forecast need" and only 19% of secondary places are in areas of "high or severe" need.
The UK is ranked below the top 20 in terms of science, maths, reading and - crucially - happiness at school.