6th-grade teacher assigns Hitler, Bush comparison

A teacher in Washington, D.C., gave sixth-graders an assignment meant to compare and contrast President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

The Venn diagram given to McKinley Middle School students had instructions that noted “both men who abused their powers,” according to NBC.

A parent told News4 that he saw a certain lack of respect for the office of the president.

D.C. Public Schools said the teacher will be apologizing to students for the assignment and released a statement saying the teacher has admitted poor judgment.

“…No DCPS curriculum materials suggest in any way that teachers should compare the texts in this manner or compare Hitler to any other individual,” the statement said. “The teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way.”

It is not known if further disciplinary action will be taken.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at or 702-477-3895. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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