(Posting from iPad) To be read in context of Rammohun Roy's 1823 minute to Lord Amherst asking for education in mathematics and science, and Macaulay's minute of 1835. Roy's request, if it were made on behalf of Englishmen would be just as revolutionary. Since the British upper classes were also primarily engaged in the study of Latin and ancient Greek, languages as alive or dead as Sanskrit, the proposal for an English education was quite revolutionary, too. Please follow the link to Derek Gillard's page and read all of that, too. We have to examine what education might have meant to Macaulay, did it mean science and mathematics? Apart from the English language itself, what is the evidence that Macaulay's idea of education matched that of Roy? England was rife for educational reform, what were Macaulay's views in that regard?
Wiki tells us, regarding education in England,
In 1840 the Grammar Schools Act expanded the Grammar School curriculum from classical studies to include science and literature.
The Grammar Schools Act 1840 made it lawful to apply the income of grammar schools to purposes other than the teaching of classical languages, but change still required the consent of the schoolmaster.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammar_School and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_education_in_England )
Derek Gillard provides this: