Idaho Bill Would Mandate Reading ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Because Sponsor Said It ‘Made My Son A Republican’
State Senator John Goedde says because Atlas Shrugged made is son into a Republican, it should be required reading by law.
Goedde said he doesn’t plan to press forward with the bill, but it was formally introduced in his committee Tuesday on a voice vote. He said he was sending a message to the State Board of Education, because he’s unhappy with its recent move to repeal a rule requiring two online courses to graduate from high school, and with its decision to back off on another planned rule regarding principal evaluations.
“It was a shot over their bow just to let them know that there’s another way to adopt high school graduation requirements,” Goedde said after the meeting. “I don’t intend to schedule a hearing on it.”