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Rhode Island College is under fire for allegedly forcing a student to lobby the state legislature for college-approved policies.
Master's student Bill Felkner says the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College (RIC) threatened to reduce his grades if he did not lobby for the school's position on welfare issues. David French with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says the trouble began when Felkner objected to the showing of Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 in Professor James Ryczek's social work class last Fall... Download file "Grad Student Allegedly Downgraded for Conservative Stance"