Today’s edition of you’re doing it right! comes to us from a Republican from West Virginia. Apparently, he wants to require schools to teach science fiction. Now, the cynical part of me rolled my eyes and thought the science fiction he wanted to teach was intelligent design.
I am humbled.
Yes, Republican delegate Ray Canterbury wants students to read things like Asimov and Verne to encourage an appreciation of math and science. He wants to make science fiction required reading in literature courses.
Anyone who says this is not the “small government” that the Republican party was supposed to be supporting, well, I see your point. But personally, I think government does have a place in the public education system, and things like this is what they are supposed to be doing.