There are two key issues here: bias and practicality. Firstly, school curricula should be about a broad and balanced education that provides students with relevant knowledge and skills for adult life. This means giving access to a range of viewpoints and critical skills (not just those that are in favour with whoever is governing at the time).
Surely what is not in the best interests of students is to constantly move the goalposts regarding the nature of these skills and understandings at the whim of the government. After all, we live in a liberal democracy, not a dictatorship.
Secondly, how does the Government plan to resource schools in implementing yet another round of curriculum changes in time for the Minister’s proposed 2015 deadline? The recently announced review is likely to be highly disruptive, so we have to ask, ‘Is it in the best interests of the students?’