Lawmakers, stop meddling in school subjects

Friday, April 25, 2014

When the General Assembly passed a law two decades ago encouraging schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocidal action, it seemed like a good idea.

Then came a similar bill about the Great Famine in Ireland, and bills concerning African American, Puerto Rican and American Indian history, as well as personal financial management and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Now the solons are poised to add "labor history and law, including organized labor, the collective bargaining process, existing legal protections in the workplace and the history of free-market capitalism and entrepreneurialism and their role in the growth of the American and world economics" to the list.

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