Tony Bates comments on the most recent report from OECD on the state of education as impacted by the pandemic. The most telling remark in his short synopsis is this: "I am quoting mainly from Andreas Schleicher’s editorial, which in my view often goes beyond what the data actually says." This is not a new problem for OECD, in my opinion. This, for example, reads more like business-friendly lobbying than research: "governments cannot innovate in the classroom; but they can help by opening up systems so that there is an evidence-based innovation-friendly climate." Bates also comments, "the report fails to reflect many of the main educational challenges that teachers, students and parents faced as a result of the move to remote learning."