So a teacher at McKinley Middle School in Washington DC gave his class an assignment: compare and contrast Hitler with George W. Bush with Venn diagrams.
It seems the class was studying war and peace, and the unidentified instructor at McKinley Middle School sent the class home to pore over the histories of "both men who abused their powers."
Parents got wind of it, and the district issued a quick mea culpa, the Washington Post reports. "The teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way," says a spokeswoman for DC schools. The teacher, she adds, acknowledges "extremely poor judgment" and will apologize to his students.
Now, imagine if this teacher had asked them to compare and contrast Hitler with Barack Obama? What do you think would have happened to the teacher. Pink-slipped. Yeah, I know he's a sitting president, but still. An apology would not have sufficed.