California teacher suspended after comparing Trump to Hitler

The comparison irked at least one of the parents of children in his class who wrote an email to complain.

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November 14, 2016 12:36
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Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A teacher at a California high school was suspended after comparing US President-elect Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

According to the Huffington Post, history teacher Frank Navarro of Mountain View High School told the class that both Trump and Hitler vowed to deport foreigners and make their country “great again."

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The comparison irked at least one of the parents of children in his class who wrote an email to complain.

“This feels like we’re trying to squash free speech,” Navarro complained, “Everything I talk about is factually based. They can go and check it out. It’s not propaganda or bias if it’s based on hard facts.”

A petition calling on the school to go back on its decision was posted online and has received 23,706 signatures as of Monday morning.

The petition demands Navarro be reinstated and receive an apology from the school “for attempting to intimidate a respected educator. We will not stand for censorship and respectability politics.”

The school district’s Superintendent Jeff Harding said that he told the suspended teacher he can come back on Monday, saying “We have a heightened emotional environment right now with the election. It’s always a challenge to maintain a line in a classroom.”


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