Friday, February 17, 2006

All readings optional 

I wish they had had this when I had to read Hemingway. (Link for Chronicle of Higher Ed subscribers only, sorry.)
College students in Arizona may be able to opt out of required reading assignments they consider personally offensive, under a bill approved on Wednesday by the State Senate's Higher Education Committee. The measure would allow students to decline assignments that 'conflict with the student's beliefs or practices in sex, morality, or religion.'
"That old man is so MEAN to the fish!"

UDPATE: Eugene Volokh eviscerates the bill.