(Victor Joecks, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – The good idea fairy is alive and well in Carson City.
I’ve sure you’ve met the good idea fairy before. It’s when a boss, co-worker, friend or even spouse sees what you’re doing and offers an unsolicited suggestion that you do something additional. The suggestion they offer isn’t inherently bad or destructive. You may even eventually decide to make that choice yourself, but “good ideas” can cause you to lose your focus on the most important task.
Consider AB85, which would require all public and private schools to teach CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator in junior and high school health classes. The proposal by the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee passed the Assembly unanimously and looks like it’ll do the same in the Senate. Who could possibly be opposed to teaching children CPR? After all, it’s a good idea. It could even save a life someday.
But it shouldn’t be illegal to run a school that doesn’t teach 12-year-olds CPR or how to use a defibrillator. What’s a good idea in Carson City turns into red tape for those having to live under legal mandates.