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Teacher Calls for Removal of Fake Stories in Textbooks

Primary school teacher Guo Chuyang believes the current primary school textbooks used in China are “poisonous,” because many stories in the books are not true. He gave an example of a story about how 7-year-old US scientist Edison saved his mother by helping out in her acute appendicitis operation. Investigation found that the earliest appendicitis operation was in 1886, and Edison was born in 1847. A story about a former CCP general visiting his mother was also found to be untrue. “It is now time for textbooks to have a major operation,” Guo suggested.

Source: Chinese Youth Online, September 30, 2009.