A sixth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., is in trouble for invoking Godwin's Law in a homework assignment.
The task presented students with a Venn Diagram that placed President George W. Bush on one side, and Adolf Hitler on the other. To explain the assignment, the instructions noted that Bush and Hitler were both "two men of power who abused their power in various ways."
Compare and contrast! What could go wrong?
The school district said the assignment was independently concocted by one teacher who exhibited "extremely poor judgment," adding that said teacher would apologize to the class.
"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 school said in a statement.