The timeline at:
is both fascinating and informative. Just rolling along it and reading the headers is an experience.
It's a bit of a shock to be reminded of how long ago some education reforms were launched ... and re-launched. A nice, compact history lesson.
President Truman got it right: "The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know."
More details at: http://tinyurl.com/8yf5vhn