No Cussing In Class For Teachers, Lawmaker Says



Salon Staff
February 16, 2012 12:18AM (UTC)

PHOENIX (AP) — A teacher's role may be to expand a student's vocabulary, but one Arizona lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't include four-letter words.

A state senator has introduced a bill this session that would punish public school teachers if they use words that violate the obscenity and profanity guidelines set forth by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Republican Sen. Lori Klein of Anthem says she introduced the measure because a parent in her district complained about a high school teacher using foul language.

Critics say the issue should be handled by schools and districts, not the Legislature.

The bill was approved by a Senate committee by a 5-2 vote Wednesday, with Republicans in favor. It must pass through another committee before it is voted on by the full Senate.


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