A bill that would force the state's high schoolers to make it through Ayn Rand's tome Atlas Shrugged
has been shrugged off the agenda, reports The Week
Not that Republican State Senator John Goedde had any real intention of putting teen eyes to the libertarian icon's most famous - and very lengthy - work.
"I don't intend to schedule a hearing on it," said Goode, who introduced the bill only to show his opposition to the repeal of rule mandating that high school students take two online courses in order to graduate. "It was a shot over their bow just to let them know that there's another way to adopt high school graduation requirements."
And that's likely a good thing too, at least if the status of Rand as something a free-thinking teen
might read is to be preserved. A book officially ordained by the powers that be risks losing its edge, after all.
Via The Week