22 October 2020
During Black History Month a great deal of attention is rightly paid to teaching black history in schools and colleges. Outside of October is a different matter, as the curriculum focuses on a predominantly white perspective of events to the detriment of students and society. This is not a criticism of teachers, who do a great deal of excellent work and are under immense pressure to teach the parts of history which will help students do well in their exams. However, the range of history taught in schools does need to expand and anyone involved with a school can help speed up this change.