It appears that Bret Chenkin, a high school English teacher, wishes to do his part to be sure no child is left behind. He is under fire for giving students a vocabthat poked fun of the nation’s president. An example question reads, “I wish Bush would be (coherent, eschewed) for once during a speech, but there are theories that his everyday diction charms the below-average mind, hence insuring him Republican votes.” “Coherent” is the right answer.
Kudos to him for incorporating vocabulary, current events and humor in a single quiz.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: The Moderate Voice , saying “Simply put, we’re supposed to get both sides when we’re learning, especially in high school. We can’t be objective if the knowledge is unequal.”
If public school teachers will bash Republicans and Democrats equally, this would be a moot issue.