“The teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way,” Melissa Salmanowitz, spokeswoman for D.C. schools, said in a statement.
Salmanowitz also said in the teacher admits “to extremely poor judgment and short-sightedness and will apologize to students.”
D.C. school officials were alerted about the homework assignment Wednesday, Salmanowitz said.
According to the statement, the District of Columbia Public Schools provides teachers with “an English-Language Arts curriculum that outlines the topics, texts and standards to be taught within instructional units, while allowing teachers the flexibility to decide the best approach and day-to-day lessons for their students.”
“No DCPS curriculum materials suggest in any way that teachers should compare the texts in this manner or compare Hitler to any other individual,” she said in the statement.