Albany Teacher put on leave for 'Nazi' assignment

A teeacher at Albany High School faces discipline after assigning 10th graders to write about Jews from a Nazi point of view

The teacher who assigned 10th grade English students to write about Jews from a Nazi perspective will face disciplinary action, and has been placed on leave for now. The Albany Times-Union is reporting the teacher was not in school on Friday.

Albany's Superintendent of Schools, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, called the assignment 'ill conceived' while issuing an apology alongside Jewish Federation leaders on Friday.

Students were given the assignment last week, to make a persuasive argument that Jews are evil, based on Nazi propaganda. Several refused, and parents alerted the administration.

The Anti Defamation League says it will now do sensitivity training in the high school, for both students and teachers. The superintendent says she did not think the teacher had a malicious intent, but could face anthing from a letter of reprimand to termination. The teacher is not being publically identified.