The Associated Press
MARIETTA, Ga. —
Metro Atlanta school officials have asked a high school teacher to withdraw a controversial homework assignment.
A fill-in teacher at Kell High School in Marietta Monday handed out a social studies assignment asking students to compare President Barack Obama to Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. Students were asked to find evidence to compare Russian efforts to transition from a capitalist country to a command country to Obama’s effort the change the United States from a capitalist country to a socialist nation.
Cobb County School District spokesman Jay Dillon told WGCL-TV (http://bit.ly/V9Pmq1 ) the assignment was brought to the principal’s attention and has been withdrawn. The teacher is still employed at the high school.
Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbsatlanta.com/index.html
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