An official history textbook used by thousands of GCSE pupils in the UK states that man landed on the moon in 1979. It also mentions that John F. Kennedy was president in 1960.
“You have got to get these things right,” said Sean Lang, a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridgeshire, and honorary secretary of the Historical Association. “The whole issue of exam boards putting out official exam text books that students then buy is highly suspect as it is, but if they are going to do it, you expect it to be right.
“Children take what they see in print as gospel. These books have enormous authority and the facts have to be right.”