Neighbourhood Statistics or just “Worst towns for GCSE”?

Eating Elephants

Sometimes even I think statistics aren’t that helpful, particularly if they are reported thoughtlessly.  Last Friday afternoon brought a prompt report from the Telegraph about some Education statistics released that day.  The report title “Worst towns for GCSEs named in new league tables” wasn’t that accurate but sounded sexier than “Neighbourhood statistics in England: academic year 2012 to 2013”.  In fact, 

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