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April 13, 2013 9:35 pm

Teacher Who Gave Students Nazi Writing Assignment Put on Leave

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Albany High School sign. Photo: Albany High School.

USA Today/AP – NEW YORK — New York school district officials have placed a high school English teacher on leave for having students pretend to be Jew-hating Nazis in a writing assignment.

The teacher at Albany High School caused a storm of criticism after having students practice the art of persuasive argument by writing a letter to a fictitious Nazi government official arguing that “Jews are evil.”

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