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Parents, you better check your children’s homework and make sure they aren’t doing assignments like this (via WRAL with a hat tip to reader Paul):
A Spanish teacher at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School resigned this week after handing out an assignment that some students and parents said teaches hate.
Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching in Johnston County, gave students a worksheet in which they were to translate words and find them within a word-search puzzle.
Some students started uncovering strange words in the process.
“There were words like ‘kill,’ then I saw it said ‘destroy America,'” Eric Herrera said.
As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases:
*”Sharon killed a lot of innocent people,” a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
*”Palestine is not a terrorist group.”
*”Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable.”
You’ll love the teacher’s defense:
Chahhou, who also teaches Arabic at a religious school affiliated with the Islamic Association of Cary, told WRAL in a telephone interview that students got the wrong message from the assignment.
“When I made the assignment, I was upset and angry about a story I recently saw on the news. If any message appears, it is more of a message to myself, not to my students.
How many other teachers are out there writing mental “Destroy America” messages to themselves while they educate America’s children?