Interesting (but wrong) argument by Richard J Evans in today's Guardian about reform of the History syllabus of the National Curriculum.
The reason History in schools is of such fundamental importance is because it defines everything else about the United Kingdom.
In many ways History is the memory of a nation.
In cases of Alzheimer's disease an individual's memory perishes and although that person is still alive and functioning they have essentially died.
The same holds true for nations - without an awareness of its national history narrative a nation is dead as a unique culture and civilisation.
That is why the History syllabus is too important to be decided by trendy leftie teachers.