A Baltimore high school is under fire for a slide in their “AP History” class that puts President Trump next to a swastica and hammer and sickle symbol.
The high school’s response is “the topics being discussed included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders to limit, or prevent migration” which is unlikely to satisfy angry parents and in some way is an admission that a correlation was attempted to being drawn.
Fox5 News reports upset parents are contacting Baltimore County Schools about a slide that was shown in their child’s history class this week at Loch Raven High School.
The slide featured a picture of President Trump above pictures of a swastika and hammer-and-sickle.
Over the picture of the president are the words “Wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall.” The words “been there” and “done that” appear under the pictures of the swastika and hammer and sickle. A banner on the side reads “Oh that’s why it sounds so familiar!”
Parents are questioning whether the slide was part of a history lesson or if the teacher was spreading political ideology.
The parents didn’t want to be identified because they’re afraid of negative repercussions for their children at the high school.
They say the image was put up in class on Wednesday.
“The biggest problem is pushing an agenda on 16-year-olds,” one parent tells Fox45. “My understanding is that was just put up and it was left there for everyone to see the whole day.”
“I was told that by another student who said the topic in that class was supposedly world leaders shunning other groups out.” the parent says. “I said, ‘Is this part of the curriculum?'”
Fox45 contacted Baltimore County Public Schools Wednesday.
In a statement, a spokesperson says: “This slide was used as part of a lesson in an AP History course. The topics being discussed included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders to limit, or prevent migration, into certain countries. In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood. In our Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which are college level courses, we expect and encourage analysis and discussion around historical and current events even if they are considered controversial. This lesson was not intended to make a political statement. If a student has concerns when discussing a controversial issue, schools have the tools to address the concern and support the student.”
But Baltimore County councilman Wade Kach, who represents the part of Towson where Loch Raven High is located, said: “To even imply that our president is in any way a Nazi or a communist is outrageous.”
He wondered: “Is this curriculum for AP? Is it a purchased curriculum? Is it one that our school system wrote? Where is it coming from? I just think that it’s irresponsible to post anything like this in a classroom.”
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com