Reason #572351 That I’m Glad I No Longer Live in Pennsylvania

A really stupid piece of legislation, based on David Horowitz’s academic bill of rights, that makes it easier to harass professors for their political views. Michael Berube has a good blog entry on the topic. I doubt the bill will make it into law, but even so, how lame is it that the house of representatives passed it?

Somewhere in the back of my mind, there’s a link between this kind of thing and the anti-blogging stuff I discuss a couple posts below. I’m not yet sure what it is, since I do believe in certain kinds of professionalism and formality for professors, but I know it’s there. Anyway, I notice that Steven and Charlie are now on to the topic as well. This is what the kids must call a meme.