Though it maybe isn't the best bill in the world, it's really not that objectionable. It doesn't call for teachers to carry guns to school or refrain from saying magic, evil words to our kids. And yet the Education Committee, with 44 bills on its agenda, spent the whole session discussing it, before breaking for lunch and promising to "come back later" to finish up the rest of the agenda.
As if that will happen.
With apologies to Tony Banks (he of Genesis fame), this is just another example of our legislators wasting time and keeping the wheels turning. There are numerous pressing issues facing Tennesseans these days, many of them having to do with education. With a limited number of legislative days available, it's inexcusable that so much time would be spent on such an inconsequential bill. The wheels on the bus may be going 'round and 'round, but the bus ain't moving, as far as I can tell.