D.C. Students Assigned to Compare Bush and Hitler
Teacher "deeply regrets this mistake"
One D.C. middle school homework assignment goes a little something like this: Compare and contrast former President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler.
On Tuesday, as McKinley Middle School students worked on a unit about war and peace, a teacher handed out a worksheet she created that said just that. The Northeast Washington students were told to turn the worksheet in Wednesday after finishing up readings about Hitler and Bush.
"The teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way," Melissa Salmanowitz, spokeswoman for D.C. schools, said in a statement.