Teacher sorry for Hitler reference
Tear gas briefly choked a Left Bank neighbourhood and truckers blocked highways in Provence and Normandy in new tensions over a French labour bill - but the president insisted that he won’t abandon the contested reform. France is facing a tense week of strikes and other union action against the bill, which has met fierce resistance in Parliament and in the streets. A peaceful march yesterday by union members through Paris was interrupted when masked protesters threw projectiles, and riot police responded with tear gas that rose up in the surrounding streets. A bus stop was scrawled with graffiti in English reading “Tourist go home, refugees come.” The march later resumed. Truck drivers joined in the protests Tuesday, blocking roads around Marseille and the western cities of Nantes and Le Mans. They fear a drop in income because the bill cuts overtime pay. A Pennsylvania school teacher has apologised for writing emails saying that accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolf Hitler. Wyoming Area School District teacher Amy Kosko issued the apology, according to local media. The elementary school teacher is apologising for emails sent in 2014 when school officials were following up on an education plan for the girl, who has a learning disability. The girl is now 12. Her mother obtained the emails through an open records request in the ongoing dispute about her daughter’s education. Kosko has apologised for the Hitler comparison.