What is happening to the teaching of history? Academics like Anna Clark believe that for many Australian school students, learning about their nation’s history is about as bad as history gets. For Mark Lopez, bias and political correctness has censored out many of the facts of the past for a record of alienation or denial. Anna Clark, with Stuart Macintyre, is co-author of The History Wars which sparked months of intense debate about the way historians, politicians and others choose to interpret the Australian story. Mark Lopez is the author of The Little Black Schoolbook – The Secret to Getting Straight “As” at School and University. Anna Clark and Mark Lopez addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 24 March 2009.

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