More weirdness from Florida: a bill to stamp out the leftist domination of universities.
According to a legislative staff analysis of the bill, the law would give students who think their beliefs are not being respected legal standing to sue professors and universities.So if, I'm reading this right — if I was at a Florida university, and my professor said that "MS-DOS's file-allocation system was a badly-designed hack vulnerable to data corruption, and FAT32 was the equivalent of trying rebuild an egg using wallpaper paste," I could sue? Perhaps I think Bill Gates is awesome, and that all his code is perfect. How dare the man or woman disparage his good name!?
Students who believe their professor is singling them out for “public ridicule” – for instance, when professors use the Socratic method to force students to explain their theories in class – would also be given the right to sue.Erm, I hope that's qualified in the law somewhat, as doesn't that form the basis of most teaching methods? If you're going to ask somebody for their theory, you also want them to explain it, for that helps everybody understand where they're coming from (and yes, in many cases, people will pick holes in a person's theory. But I'd say, in almost all cases, it's not personal). And, really, why would you bother going to a Biology class if you don't want to hear about evolution? It's like taking Physics and decrying the professors for talking about electrons instead of little pixies.