February 18, 2006

The Opposite of Liberal Education is Bad Education

From the Arizona Star:
A [State] Senate committee voted Wednesday to let university and community-college students opt out of required reading assignments they consider personally offensive or pornographic... "A lot of students are being forced to choose between their personal or religious beliefs and the demands of education," [Christina Trefzger] told members of the Senate Committee on Higher Education on Wednesday... [The bill] would allow a student to demand alternative materials for anything considered "personally offensive." And that would include anything in the course, materials or activities that "conflicts with the student's beliefs or practices in sex, morality or religion."
Madame Bovary, adieu. Anna Karenina, do svidanya.

The bill can be found here.

(h/t Bainbridge, Crooked Timber)

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