CREATIVE WRITING?

Nazi Assignment Teacher Faces Firing

Students at Albany High School in New York were given an unusual task last week: channel the Nazis. A 10th-grade English teacher assigned students an essay for which they were required to research Nazi propaganda and then make an argument for why Jews are evil and to blame for Germany’s problems, in order to test the students’ persuasive writing skills. After loud community outcry, the teacher, who is still unidentified, faces disciplinary action. According to the school’s superintendent, that could range from a letter of counsel to dismissal.