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.
The shadow education secretary must learn from Gove's mistakes and outline a curriculum that goes beyond memorisation and teaching to exams.
A new poll shows that just 27% of the public support the schools, down from 36% in mid-September.
BBC Business Editor Robert Peston explores the question "what makes us human" in the light of the tragic loss of his wife.
The rush of policy announcements at conference seemed to miss out the area where change has been greatest.
In progressive circles, testing now inspires a lot of scepticism, if not outright hostility. But there's a lot of evidence to suggest that exams bolster learning in a way that studying can't.
While policies like the Home Office's 'racist vans' abound, those in higher education should commit themselves to sending their students abroad.
I loved watching the first part of the new documentary Educating Yorkshire. All I could think was: “No school for me, suckers!”