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Sixth-grade homework assignment: Compare and contrast George W. Bush and Hitler

Pete Marovich

Unsurprisingly, a sixth-grade homework assignment asking students to compare and contrast President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler has turned out to be controversial:

The teacher and the DC Public Schools have apologized.

For all of the debate over the Common Core standards, assignments like this one, or an eighth grade writing assignment in a California school district asking students whether the Holocaust actually happened, are a reminder that much of what kids do every day are assignments created by teachers themselves.

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