Idaho bill requires high school students to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ to graduate

Bill requires all Idaho kids to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ – Spokesman.com – Feb. 5, 2013:

Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.

When Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, asked Goedde why he chose that particular book, Goedde said to laughter, “That book made my son a Republican.”

“Fine dad, I’ll register as a Republican! Just don’t make me read any more of this d*** book!” – Sen. Bob Nonini’s son

Seriously though, at least require ‘The Fountainhead’ instead. While still beating you to death with her Objectivist views, it was definitely a better read than ‘Atlas Shrugged’, which is terrible as a piece of literature.

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