freedomoutpost.com / By Tim Brown /
Idaho State Senator John Goedde (R) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require Idaho secondary student to read and pass an exam on the 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged” by famed author Ayn Rand. The legislation is though to be mostly a symbolic move to teach “personal responsibility.”
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.”
According to Goedde, the bill is more of a protest to the State Board of Education’s decision to roll back online class requirements.
“Traditionally in Idaho, the State Board of Education sets graduation requirements in rule,” Goedde wrote in an email to Fox News on Thursday. “They recently repealed a rule dealing with online class requirements and failed to move another rule forward dealing with administrators demonstrating proficiency in evaluating teachers. I felt both were important and wanted to remind them that the legislature could also set graduation standards.”