Teacher sorry for Hitler ref­er­ence

France protests

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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.

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