Moving on from October 2010 to July 2013 and guest what? Yep, they're still at it.
Here's Alan at Biased BBC today:
Today the BBC brings us the Million+ think tank, ‘a think tank that also represents newer universities‘ which is telling us that ‘England’s teacher training system ‘broken down’The system of planning teacher training in England has broken down and risks a future shortage of teachers, a university think tank says.In her evidence to the committee, Pam Tatlow, chief executive of Million+ – a think tank that also represents newer universities – said School Direct, , which is focused around on-the-job, school-based training, had been introduced “without any robust assessment of its impact on teacher supply”.Pam Tatlow? Ever heard that name before? You might have…she was in the news not so long ago….as a short listed Labour party candidate.You’d have thought that might just be a bit relevant when you have a person strongly criticising government policy and yet is Labour through and through.Apparently the BBC doesn’t think that to be the case.
The journalist behind that BBC report is education correspondent Hannah Richardson - the one who prompted this comment from me (here at Is...?) just three weeks ago:
I wondered what the BBC's online education reporter Hannah Richardson would make of it, as she's long seemed to me to be particularly close to those who oppose Mr Gove's educational policies and is always the BBC education reporter most likely to post a biased piece on any subject.
As a further flavour of Hannah's reporting, perhaps a couple more comments from me at Biased BBC from 2010 might be of use: