More on the Horowitz-inspired bill that’s making its way through the Florida legislature – the one that will give students the right to sue professors when professors tell students that they are wrong about things.
Similar bills, let us not forget, are being pushed through legislatures in eight or nine other states, including Colorado and Kansas. Academic Bill of Rights, Horowitz calls these things. Many on the Right are all for this nonsense.
The Right for a university student to sue a professor because the professor tells him that evolution is, in fact, based on evidence – and creationism is not.
The Right for a university student to sue a professor because a professor tells a class that, in fact, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq – because that means the professor is showing liberal bias in the classroom.
The Right for a university student to sue a professor because a professor tells a class that the flood story in Gilgamesh predates the flood story in Genesis – because that suggests that the Christian Bible is not literal truth, which shows bias against Fundamentalist Christian religion.
What exactly will we have, if these people win? Not universities. But apparently universities are not what they are after.