– Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg
Today's report shows the results of Labour's education reforms - including academies and better school leadership.
There are half a million more children in good or better schools thanks to over a decade of investment and reform.
However, there remains an arc of under-achievement which is holding back too many young people.
Even in David Cameron's backyard of Oxfordshire, there are too many coasting schools
We need to learn from success stories like Wigan and Darlington to understand why other areas are less successful."
The education watchdog Ofsted has "named and shamed" local authorities who have a high number of schools falling below the good and excellent mark.