The BBC more often than not will reveal to us, in the interest of transparency and impartiality, that a think tank is right leaning.
It is a rarity to see left wing think tanks or charities similarly defined.
I have yet to hear The New Economic Foundation so described despite being not just left leaning but out on the fringes of the loony left, the Resolution Foundation or the Rowntree Foundation are never called ‘left leaning’ despite that obviously being the case.
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.