Some Texas Professors Say Guns in Classes Could Chill Debate – ABC News

Some faculty members at the University of Houston say sensitive subjects may become taboo in classrooms because of a law allowing Texas public university students to bring guns to class.

Jonathan Snow, president of the faculty senate at the university, has told University of Houston regents about those concerns. A recent faculty senate slideshow featured a message that instructors “may want to be careful discussing sensitive topics” or may choose to drop “certain topics” from their curriculum.

But Jacob Smith, who supports the law and teaches at the university while working toward a doctorate in economics, tells the Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1KMs1Wz ) the concerns are “an absolutely unfounded fear.”

A recent opinion from the Texas attorney general says no limits may be placed on students carrying guns in classrooms or dormitories.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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