Fearful over curriculum revisions
The proposed revisions to the history curriculum are frightening. In Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts, Education Secretary Michael Gove is consulting two of the most unashamed apologists for a period in our history that still makes some of us feel uncomfortable. How will the message of Britain's imperial "achievements" play in inner-city multicultural schools, I wonder? Which bits of our imperial past are to be celebrated - the incessant wars, slavery, land-grabbing, ethnic cleansing, invention of the concentration camp or the orgy of bloodletting that followed decolonisation?
John Connor, Independent consultant, Stourport-on-Severn.