dawn of the living dead bill

Brent Finnegan -- January 29th, 2007

Del. Matt Lohr’s HB1727 was reported to have died in a tie in the education committee on the 17th.

Those of you following this bill (which was initially aimed at the Gay-Straight Alliance at HHS) know that it’s alive again, and has passed the committee. Confused? Read this.

You can track this bill and read more about it on Richmond Sunlight. Bryan J. Scrafford had a good post about this last week.

-finnegan

6 Responses to “dawn of the living dead bill”

  1. Kai says:

    80% of our adult smallmouth bass died and no one knows why.
    Growth is rampant, and decidely random.
    SOLs are destroying creatively and learning for teachers and students.
    Tuition costs are skyrocketing.
    Our stream water is unhealthy to recreate in.
    [the list goes on]

    And the primary effort of our delegate is to push a bill that ask parental permission for students to join a particular type of school club? Nevermind the discriminatory nature of the bill for just a second, and consider the fact so many other issues exist that really do need our leadership’s attention.

  2. Kai says:

    Note: “creatively” should read “creativity”

  3. finnegan says:

    My primary objection to this bill is exactly that: it’s unnecessary.

  4. ktr001 says:

    Kai, bless you for your comment on the SOL’s. I’m a writing major at BC and am actually currently in a class called “Teaching Writing.” There are 3 textbooks for the class, all by different authors who teach in different environments — elementary, high and college — yet all say the EXACT same thing. Pressure to meet standards makes the process of teaching writing arduous and impractical. There is no room to foster creativity in an SOL classroom and people learn to hate writing because it’s taught as a methodical formula that’s just not right for everyone. That’s sad because writing is something everyone has to do, no matter what job they may take one day.

    Sorry, that was off topic, but it was a great comment and it’s a problem I don’t think enough people realize.

    Also, thank the heavens above for the kind and wonderful souls who become teachers and are subsequently forced to deal with CRAP like this bill. Teachers should make about 5 times what they do.

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