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District: Teacher made mistake with essay criticizing Trump

1 year 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 6:56 PM March 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area school district says one of its teachers used poor judgment when she had her students read an essay critical of President Donald Trump.

The teacher had her 7th grade students in the Goose Creek school district read a series of 10 essays from an outside source designed to help them practice inference and point of view.

One of the essays was titled, "Trump Against American Values."

In a statement Wednesday, the school district said "clearly the teacher did not use good judgment" with the essay.

The district says the teacher "had no ill intent."

The district says after the incident was made public, it received many calls about it that were "threatening in nature."

The district is located about 40 miles east of Houston.

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