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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hellementary Education Quote: Teacher Asks Students to Compare George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler

     A public school teacher in Washington, D.C. who instructed sixth-graders to compare former President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler has learned her lesson, according to school district officials. Critics wonder why she still has a job. [That's easy--the teacher's union.]

     D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson responded to the controversy Wednesday September 10, 2014 on Twitter, saying no curriculum intended to make the comparison "in any way" and that the district and unidentified teacher are "deeply apologetic" about the matter. Henderson said the teacher has been ordered to apologize to the class. [They had to order her do to this? If Hitler had been head of the school district, what would he have done to this teacher?]

     Marc Thiessen, who worked for years as Bush's speechwriter, said the teacher should be terminated immediately. "A person who can't tell the difference between George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler shouldn't be teaching children," he said. "This isn't even political bias, this is utter incompetence."

     The McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home instructing them to compare and contrast Bush and Hitler as part of a unit on "War and Peace." It was left to the students to determine how Bush, the 43rd U.S. president who was elected to two terms, stacked up against Hitler, whose Nazi Germany perpetrated a Holocaust that killed more than 6 million Jews….

Joshua Rhett Miller, "DC Teacher Has Sixth-Graders Compare George Bush to Adolf Hitler," Fox News, September 11, 2014 

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