This piece, from Christopher Cook on the FT Data blog, is what evidence-based data-savvy news reporting should look like. One for the “good examples” list.
If the Mail is correct, there is one proposal which stands out: splitting the GCSE. According to the report, under this new scheme some children would get the new O-level, and the bottom 25 per cent would take “CSEs”. This strikes me as a high-risk policy. Read more