High School Compares Trump to Nazis and Communists in History Lessons

High School Compares Trump to Nazis and Communists in History Lessons

Baltimore public high school comes under fire

A public school near Baltimore has faced criticism from Republican lawmakers in Maryland after they compared President Donald Trump with Nazis and communists in a history lesson.

During an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson, a slide was used showing a picture of Trump above images of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union.

Two captions read:

“Wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall.”


“Oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!”

State Del. Kathy Szeliga arranged for copies of the slide and the school system’s response to be sent to her fellow Baltimore County lawmaker, The Baltimore Sun reported.

She also posted the image on Facebook.

“It is horrific. It is educational malfeasance,” Szeliga said Friday.

Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach described it as “a piece of propaganda” that didn’t belong in a classroom.

The school system said the slide wasn’t part of the resources it provides for AP history teachers.

A spokesman for Baltimore County schools, Charles Herndon, said students in advanced high school classes are “discerning, intelligent students who are going to be able to draw their own inferences and draw their own conclusions.”

According to his statement:

“The topics being discussed in the class included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders throughout history to limit or prevent migration into certain countries.”

“In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood,” the school district said in a statement.

The school system said the issue had become a personnel matter:

The matter “will be appropriately addressed by the school administration and is not subject to further clarification.”

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