Friday, March 25, 2005

Education schmeducation

Disturbing story of the day:

There is apparently a bill that was just passed in committee in the Florida Legislature to allow students to sue professors who persecute them for their beliefs if they don't jive with the professor's. It sounded good at first; a way to keep biology professors from ridiculing students who believe in creationism, or failing them because their beliefs don't fall in line with most college professors (who would lean to the left...surely there's no argument there?)

But as one intelligent democrat points out in the end of the story, there are already rules in place to protect the academic freedom of students in their classrooms. It's an unneccessary piece of legislation that will just add to the cost of a college education. Florida colleges would have to hire lawyers to approve their curriculum.

Check out the story here