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School Board Member Finds Muppets Book Too 'Graphic,' Demands Removal From Kindergarten Curriculum 

Mary Carney, a Marshfield, Wisconsin School Board member, member of the Central Wisconsin Tea Party and Very Frightened Person, will attempt today to do right by her child, her faith, and the Statue of Liberty by wresting Jim Henson’s For Every Child, a Better World out of the hands of vulnerable kindergarteners.

Suspension Upheld Of 12-Year-Old Black Boy Who Stared At A White Girl

In September 2014, a 12-year-old black boy was suspended from a private Catholic school for “staring” at a white girl. The boy claimed that the two were engaged in a “staring contest,” and his parents took the dispute to court, hoping to have the suspension removed. Today an Ohio court ordered that it would instead be…

Tell Us What Sex Ed in the United States Is Really Like 

It’s hard to talk about sex education in the United States. Not just because conservative protesters try to prevent their local schools from teaching it, but because–as John Oliver pointed out last month in a spot-on segment of Last Week Tonight–lesson plans in US schools are wildly inconsistent, varying dramatically…

Mother Says Book on Cancer Cell Research Is Too 'Pornographic' for Son's School

A Tennessee woman is claiming that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a biography of a black woman whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her consent and used for medical research (a book available in nearly every airport), is “pornographic.” Jackie Sims says her 15-year-old son shouldn’t have been assigned…

John Oliver Provides Helpful Back to School Rundown of Everything Students Won't Learn

John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal…