published Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Homework assignment to compare Obama to Lenin or Stalin withdrawn

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School District spokesman Jay Dillon told WGCL-TV the assignment was brought to the principal’s attention and has been withdrawn. The teacher is still employed at the high school.

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