Idaho bill would require students to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Finally… the kids will actually learn something…

In a symbolic move to teach “personal responsibility,” an Idaho lawmaker has proposed requiring every high school student in the state to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”

State Sen. John Goedde introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require Idaho secondary students to read and pass an examination on the iconic 1957 novel touted by conservatives like Rep. Paul Ryan and Rush Limbaugh.

“However, every student in America would benefit from reading Atlas Shrugged,” Brook said in a statement to “Not only does the book explain, in economic, political and philosophical terms, the challenges facing this country, but it also shows what’s required to restore the ideals of the Founding Fathers. Atlas Shrugged is not a Republican or conservative book, but an [B]American book: a hymn to the ideals of individualism, capitalism, and the free human mind.”[/B]


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