In March alone, issues surrounding education have been mentioned 1,084,649 times. That's an average of 54,232 times a day, or once every 1.5 seconds. Education is currently the hottest topic in online politics chat, ahead of both employment and the NHS which falls just behind.
From our research, we've found a variety of demographics engaged with their own niche issue. Students talk widely about tuition fees, teachers talk about funding, and people in IT and science professions decry the need for more STEM teachers.
As we draw close to May 7, the volume of conversation is increasing. A funding crisis looks to worsen after a budget which promises to reduce the deficit quickly. The Conversatives are wooing voters by promising thousands more school places, while Labour has - boldly - pledged to reduce tuition fees for university students.