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Teacher-Bush Fate

An Overland High School teacher embroiled in controversy after comments he made in class about President Bush were taped and released by a student is scheduled to learn his fate today.

Jay Bennish was placed on leave earlier this month after he likened an address by Bush to speeches by Adolf Hitler.

The Cherry Creek School District has been investigating whether he violated a district policy requiring teachers to present balancing viewpoints in the classroom.

The teacher and officials met yesterday.

Bennish's lawyer, David Lane, says his client told them that in the future he would present both sides of a controversial issue immediately after putting it out.

Bennish has said he was trying to get his students to think critically when he made the comments.


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