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Don't compound teacher's mistake by overreacting

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The Albany High School English teacher who essentially assigned students to defend the Holocaust perhaps deserved high marks for effort, creativity, even outrageousness — qualities that often make for good teachers — but failed to demonstrate a shred of good judgment, which is essential for all educators. That said, the district needn’t do much more than scold the teacher and keep him or her on a short leash for awhile. Moreover, it may be just ...

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