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Washington D.C. Student Assignment: Compare Hitler to G.W. Bush

The guy has been out of office for almost six years, yet the silliness towards former President George W. Bush persists.

In this case, students at McKinley Middle School in Washington DC were given a Venn diagram assignment where they were to “compare the similarities and differences between the president and the dictator, ‘two men of power who abused their power in various ways.'”

The assignment’s instructions read:

Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts “Fighting Hitler — a Holocaust story” and “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD” to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!

A photo of the assignment was posted to Twitter:

DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said that such an assignment is “not supposed to be part of the D.C. education experience.”

A district spokeswoman elaborated, saying it was “poor judgement on the teacher’s part,” and that students will get an apology for the assignment. Letters will be sent home to parents, too, explaining “the incident.”

Read the full article here.

h/t to The Corner.

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Dave Huber is assistant editor of The College Fix. He has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over a decade, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. Dave is a retired educator with over 25 years of service who holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Delaware, as well as graduate student membership in the National Association of Scholars.

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