"I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away."
February 18, 2012 4:28 AM Subscribe
Arizona SB-1467 would require all instructors in public schools to adhere to (notoriously vague) FCC decency guidelines.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike (35 comments total)
The bill gives three-strikes-style punishments (One week unpaid suspension/Two week unpaid suspension/Termination) for anyone who
provides classroom instruction in a public school engages in speech or conduct that would violate the standards adopted by the federal communications commission concerning obscenity, indecency and profanity if that speech or conduct were broadcast on television or radio...
The bill makes no differentiation between in-classroom and out-of-classroom behavior, and explicitly applies to all levels of education from primary to University-level instruction. Greg Lukianoff
of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argues that it is unconstitutional. First amendment specialist Eugene Volokh
disagrees (but thinks it is a bad law anyway). Angus Johnston
points out that it may even ban teachers from teaching literature or history, urinating, or having sex.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Seems like another silly stunt bill built for outrage; maybe we can revisit this if it actually gains any traction? -- taz