Many parents were upset by this assignment. One father said, "This assignment was just creepy beyond belief -- like something out of East Germany during the Cold War." Several students said that this assignment just didn't seem right. A spokesman for the school sort of half-way defended the assignment. The teacher was not reprimanded but was "advised ... that he should emphasize to his students that this assignment was meant to learn a process and not to endorse a particular candidate." The teacher agrees that, if he ever assigns this sort of homework again, he will give students the chance to research candidates of either political party.
Actually, the assignment violated school district policy, which states that "employees shall not involve their schools in political campaigns, distribute political literature on school property, or attempt to indoctrinate students with their personal political beliefs." So we see again, that some written rule sounds OK on paper, but the instructors still let their own biases rule the classroom. Parents, it's up to you to find out what your children are learning in school.
Listen to the radio commentary here: