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:
Here's a 6th grade assignment in DC asking students to compare President Bush to Hitler. This is so wrong. pic.twitter.com/YUfUbIyqkR— Matt A. (@mattashburn) September 10, 2014
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.