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Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment
Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment

What started as an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment has become a source of relentless controversy for Rialto school officials, who apologized profusely and publicly this week for asking that students consider whether the Holocaust was created for political gain or didn't happen at all. The assignment, developed by a group of teachers and the district's educational services division, prompted widespread outcry and criticism from such groups as the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which called it "grotesque." The district said the assignment was meant to satisfy Common Core standards for critical thinking, but quickly pulled it...

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