History that really is bunk

bad teacherGross errors of fact, ideologically tinted misrepresentations of the past, the mis-identification of historical figures — welcome to the tosh being fed to schoolchildren by the educational establishment. If Johnny can’t grasp how the past shapes the present and future, blame his textbooks.

In the May edition of Quadrant, now on sale, Stephanie Forrest chronicles just some of the howlers being fed to Australia’s schoolkids. Whatever the current need for remedial education, those most in need of help would appear to be teachers and textbook publishers.

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