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DEPARTMENT OF DUMB IDEAS

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Here’s a thought: why don’t we make the professors in core courses in all the public universities across Texas teach the same editions of the same textbooks and keep them for three years?

This idea – truly jaw-dropping to anyone who has ever taught a college course – is now before the Texas Legislature, much to the astonishment of faculty across the state. Note to legislature: um, see, in college, students don’t have to turn in their books at the end of the year.

Seriously, take a look at this (a pdf file):

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/HB00960I.pdf.

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