Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.
The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.
I'd agree it's radical, that's for sure.
Unfortunately, the article only mentions by name one person still required to be taught (about) in history classes, the important but unknown William Wilberforce.
Churchill's grandson calls this decision "madness", and I must agree with him.
From "Greatest Briton of all time" to not meriting a mention in history class in only 5 years. Amazing.
At least most of the commenters at the article's web site have some sense about them. As one says:
If Ghandi, Churchill, Stalin, Hitler, et al are OUT, who is IN? The Spice Girls?