Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Teacher Accused of Liberal Quizzing

"> - Teacher accused of giving 'liberal' quiz - Nov 25, 2005: "Teacher accused of giving 'liberal' quiz Friday, November 25, 2005; Posted: 1:38 p.m. EST (18:38 GMT)  

BENNINGTON, Vermont (AP) -- A high school teacher is facing questions from administrators after giving a vocabulary quiz that included digs at President Bush and the extreme right. Bret Chenkin, a social studies and English teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School, said he gave the quiz to his students several months ago.

The quiz asked students to pick the proper words to complete sentences. One example: '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. Principal Sue Maguire said she hoped to speak to whomever complained about the quiz and any students who might be concerned. She said she also would talk with Chenkin. School Superintendent"    

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