Thursday, 8 February 2007


Two startling facts: More than £70bn of taxpayers money will be spent on schools, universities, nurseries and further education this year and more than 1m people are involved in teaching.

An even more startling fact: there is no single blog dedicated to covering education, an issue of redhot importance to politicians and parents alike. Actually, there is one journalist who occasionally scribbles on his blackboard, but Tim Ross, the Press Association's education scribe, seems to have rather lost the habit in recent times. No doubt he has enough on his plate writing articles which are ripped off by lazy hacks in the dead tree press.

It is into that space that Edupundit steps, with the self-appointed mission to reveal what the politicians won't and to cast a wry look over the tedious hackery that passes for education journalism.