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Washington, D.C. parents are up in arms today after a sixth-grade teacher sent students home with Venn diagrams comparing Adolf Hitler and former president George W. Bush.

“Here’s a 6th grade assignment in DC asking students to compare President Bush to Hitler. This is so wrong,” one parent wrote on Twitter.

“Now that we have read about two men who have abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them,” the assignment states.

Shortly after the image began spreading across the Internet, the D.C. Public School board began covering their tracks.


“No DCPS curriculum materials suggest in any way that teachers should compare the texts in this manner or compare Hitler to any other individual,” DCPS said in a statement.

“The teacher admits to extremely poor judgment and short sightedness and will apologize to students. The school will also send a letter home to families explaining the incident and offering to address any additional questions should they arise,” they said.

h/t DCIST