Bill to ban political opinions in class

The Arizona Republic reports that on Thursday, a group of Arizona lawmakers concluded that classrooms should not be used by teachers and professors to disseminate political opinions.  A newly proposed law would prohibit any teacher in a public school or college from either advocating or opposing a political candidate or one side of a partisan debate.  Supporters of the law said that it will allow students the freedom to disagree with professors without the fear of retribution. However, some college students and education advocates fear that the law might stifle debate and discussion on controversial topics…

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