The bill reads: “The student shall obtain a passing grade on the examination in order to satisfy the graduation requirement provided for in this section. Such examination shall be approved by the state department of education.” When asked by state Sen. Bob Nonini why he chose that particular book, Goedde reportedly replied to laughter before the state’s Senate Education Committee: “That book made my son a Republican.”Editor's comment - We here at LR say, good enough for Goedde's son, good enough for every high school student in Idaho.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Atlas Shrugged required reading for Idaho high school students?
From Eric Dondero: Meet Idaho State Sen. John Goedde. He introduced a bill on Tuesday, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that would require that high school students across Idaho read Atlas Shrugged. He meant it as a come back to the State Board of Education that lowered on-line class requirements, much to the consternation of more conservative legislative members. But it gets even better. Goedde gave an amusing quip as to why he chose Rand's classic. From Fox News, "Idaho bill would require students to read 'Atlas Shrugged'":