Rear-view mirror

Will Howells has a good post on Tim Collins’ bizarre idea to make school pupils look in the rear-view mirror until they’re 16 because apparently some kids don’t know a few dates.

There’s no need for all that. The whole of history can be simply condensed:

In the past, technology wasn’t so good; people had lots of babies; people died younger. And in the end we got to where we are today.

History wasn’t a very good school subject for me. All I can remember (from secondary school anyway) is learning about the 1960s. I couldn’t even tell you if we learned about anything but the 1960s. I’d have thought so, but obviously I don’t care.

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