A Washington, D.C. middle school teacher is under scrutiny for using a Venn diagram to compare George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler as part of a homework assignment.
In the assignment, McKinley Middle School students were asked to compare and contrast the “two men of power who abused their power in various ways.”
After the diagram was posted to Twitter, D.C. Public Schools released a statement acknowledging the diagram and condemning the teacher for it:
"This week, a DCPS teacher created a worksheet which asked students to compare and contrast President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler, after reading two texts."
"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 teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the office of the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way."