According to the editorial, the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, and co-sponsored by Marilyn Ruestman, R-Jopln, "should die a quick death on the House floor. In fact, we suggest it shouldn't last any longer than the Emily Brooker controversy at Missouri State University lasted — about a week."
The editorial notes:
Cunningham's bill is purely an attempt to brand universities as bastions of liberalism and force them into unnecessary state-controlled remediation that might make a few legislators feel good but will do nothing to further the goals of better educating our young people.
The university already has a system in place to deal with this kind of situation, the editorial says. I might add that it seems strange for members of a political party which constantly decries unnecessary bureaucracy and government paperwork is supporting a bill which would add even more unnecessary paperwork.
Apparently, bureaucracy is all right if it enables you to kiss up to your political base.