9/19/2014 - Global Obesity Levels - See our updated resource with obesity levels for 189 countries, including Nauru as the most obese nation (71.1% of the population) and Japan as the least obese industrialized nation (4.5% of the population).
9/19/2014 - US Obesity Levels, 1990-2013 - Find maps and charts showing the obesity rates for each US state from 1990 to 2013, including Mississippi and West Virginia in a tie for the most obese state in 2013 (35.1% of the population) and Colorado as the least obese state (21.3% of the population).
9/10/2014 – NEW ProCon.org Website! – Should students have to wear school uniforms? - Our 51st website explores the pros and cons in the debate over mandatory school uniforms. Almost one in five US public schools required students to wear uniforms during the 2011-2012 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004. Proponents say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a "level playing field" that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes. Opponents say school uniforms infringe upon students' right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behavior and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise.
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