The former chief inspector of schools has attacked state schools, saying they had "comprehensively failed children in 21st-century Britain". Chris Woodhead this week attacked the "dumbing down" of the national curriculum in London's Evening Standard. "Geography has become an ecology pamphlet for Greenpeace, but nobody knows where places are, and history is about learning how to be a historian rather than what actually happened," he said. "They call it 'learnacy' - learning how to learn. I call it lunacy."