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George Orwell would understand:

CLEVELAND -- It's no secret that schools need volunteers in order to do more for students, but one proposed law would make it a requirement for parents to volunteer at their child's school.

Parent Darlene Boyd has been volunteering at her grandchildren's school for six years. If the state legislature passes House Bill 519, she'll have a lot of company.

The bill would require all parents to volunteer 13 hours each school year, either in the lunchroom, chaperoning field trips, or wherever the district needs help.

Require to volunteer. This may be the most creative use of language since "affirmative action" interpreted the laws against discrimination to mean that discrimination (of the right sort, of course) was not only permitted but required.