The Next Big Thing? ‘Fat Studies’ Courses, Fat Awareness Groups Spread Across Universities

Described as an “emerging academic field” that focuses on combating “weightism,” “fat stigma,” and the “weight based oppression” of fat people, “fat studies” courses are popping up on college campuses across the country. Typically found in women and gender studies departments, fat studies courses don’t study obesity as a leading cause of death in America […]

GOP Congress Imposes Obama’s “Education” Agenda

GOP leadership and establishment Republicans in Congress stabbed their constituents in the back to ensure the success of Obama’s radical “education” agenda and codify it into federal “law,” all while deceiving the public about what the legislation actually does. Now, Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan is even boasting in public about the GOP betrayal […]

Dispute Over Islam Homework Assignment Raises Questions About Public School Curriculum

A local dispute over a high school homework assignment made national headlines when parents in Virginia complained that a teacher was attempting to “indoctrinate” their children with the Muslim religion. “The sheet she gave out was pure doctrine in its origin,” Kimberly Herndon, mother of a 9th grade boy at the high school, told ABC affiliate […]

Public College Insists Illegals Be Referred To As ‘Citizens’

The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as “undocumented citizens.” The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language. UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy office, an official […]

School Requires Student Permission Slips to Celebrate Christmas

If students at Norway’s Lesterud School in Oslo want to dance around the school’s Christmas tree, they’ll need signed permission slips from their parents. School officials imposed the requirement in an effort to ensure no students are subjected to anything potentially religious their parents might object to, Express reports. “We interpret going around the Christmas […]

Vermont Medical School Delves into Marijuana Science

As more states allow for the use of medical marijuana, the University of Vermont is offering a course in the science of the drug — and the professors say they are challenged by a lack of research on what has long been a taboo topic. Other institutions have offered classes in marijuana law and policy, […]

IL School District Accuses Feds of Changing Transgender Locker Room Deal

Officials at Illinois High School District 211 apparently meant it when they said they are prepared to stand their ground with the federal government over a controversy regarding a transgender boy’s ability to use the girls’ locker room and shower facility. A settlement had been reached in the matter, but now school officials are accusing […]