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War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned ..
CBS ^ | Mar 26, 2012

Posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT by KeyLargo

War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests 'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce'

Among Those Suggested March 26, 2012 7:04 PM

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. “Poverty” is also on the forbidden list. That’s something Sy Fliegal with the Center for Educational Innovation calls ridiculous

There are banned words currently in school districts nationwide. Walcott said New York City’s list is longer because its student body is so diverse.

Here is the complete list of words that could be banned:

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)

Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs

Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)

Bodily functions

Cancer (and other diseases)

Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)

Celebrities

Children dealing with serious issues

Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)

Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)

Crime

Death and disease

Divorce

Evolution

Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes

Gambling involving money

Halloween

Homelessness

Homes with swimming pools

Hunting

Junk food

In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge

Loss of employment

Nuclear weapons

Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)

Parapsychology

Politics

Pornography

Poverty

Rap Music

Religion

Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)

Rock-and-Roll music

Running away

Sex

Slavery

Terrorism

Television and video games (excessive use)

Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)

Vermin (rats and roaches)

Violence

War and bloodshed

Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)

Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

What do you think about the banned words list? Let us know below


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banned; education; liberalidiots; schools; words

1 posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Newspeak 2012................


2 posted on 04/04/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: KeyLargo

What about “Liberal”, “Progressive” and “Democrat”?


3 posted on 04/04/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: KeyLargo

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”...Syme, 1984..


4 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: KeyLargo

Does banning the word make the problem go away?

It might to a liberal...


5 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: KeyLargo

“words” are not inherently “bad”. This is thought control by other means.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 8:52:43 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: KeyLargo

1984 deja vu all over again.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 8:52:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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8 posted on 04/04/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: KeyLargo

George Orwell was truly prophetic. The control of language is an essential part of the totalitarian program to control people, to confiscate their earnings and to deny them personal freedom.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT by detective
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To: ssaftler

“What about “Liberal”, “Progressive” and “Democrat”?”

They got it covered. Those will be banned:

“Vermin (rats and roaches)”

“Witchcraft, sorcery, etc. “


10 posted on 04/04/2012 8:53:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

How about;

1) Tax the rich

2) Occupiers

3) redistribution of wealth

4) Heather has two mommies

5) fair share

6) Muslim

7) condom


11 posted on 04/04/2012 8:54:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Red Badger
"Newspeak 2012................"

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

12 posted on 04/04/2012 8:54:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ssaftler
What about “Liberal”, “Progressive” and “Democrat”?

Bingo!

Mike

13 posted on 04/04/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: KeyLargo

Satire. Got to be, right?


14 posted on 04/04/2012 8:56:08 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: KeyLargo
Banning words is to the First Amendment as banning ammunition is to the Second Amendment.
15 posted on 04/04/2012 8:57:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: KeyLargo

I’m not quite getting this. Many of these sound like topics, not words.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 8:59:02 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Mad Dawgg

17 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I bet the “f-word” isn’t one of them. The whole purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the “f-word” (according to liberals).


18 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: KeyLargo
So, let me get this straight.

The New York School System wants to solve all of these problems by not teaching or talking about them?

If so, I recommend that they change their official seal to that of an Ostrich with its head in the sand!

I here by apologize to all Ostriches, past, present, and future for linking them to the New York School System.

19 posted on 04/04/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: KeyLargo
So, let me get this straight.

The New York School System wants to solve all of these problems by not teaching or talking about them?

If so, I recommend that they change their official seal to that of an Ostrich with its head in the sand!

I here by apologize to all Ostriches, past, present, and future for linking them to the New York School System.

20 posted on 04/04/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: KeyLargo

You don’t have to ban books, if you just ban words instead.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: KeyLargo

More BS from the magical world of Liberal Make-believe. Forbid students from uttering those words and all the associated troubles go away.

No wonder government-school education sucks at preparing America’s kids for real life.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 9:05:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: KeyLargo

fahrenheit 451 at room temp.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 9:06:43 AM PDT by lonster
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To: KeyLargo

“Loss of employment.”

I imagine this one my be changed if a Republican is in office.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 9:07:05 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: cdga5for4
"Satire. Got to be, right?"

No.

From the article:

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the DOE is simply giving guidance to the test developers. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott

“So we’re not an outlier in being politically correct. This is just making sure that test makers are sensitive in the development of their tests,” Walcott said Monday.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 9:08:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SampleMan
"You don’t have to ban books, if you just ban words instead."

In the New Digital World of Publishing you don't have to burn books you can just sanitize them with "Righteous Editing" I am willing to bet Obama has a Ministry of Truth Czar ready for his second term.

26 posted on 04/04/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: KeyLargo

Why are not the people responsible for this fired?


27 posted on 04/04/2012 9:09:26 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: rjsimmon

The Ministry of Peace thought so in Babylon 5...


28 posted on 04/04/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: KeyLargo
However, the Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say On TV are OK!
29 posted on 04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: KeyLargo

Once again liberals proving they are all for censorship. Liberals should be banned.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: ScottinVA

They are only talking about removing them from standardized tests. Still, it’s silly. Winston Smith is a busy man.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 9:25:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Keith Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: KeyLargo

I think this just about proves the argument that liberalism is a mental disorder.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: KeyLargo
Rap Music
It's not the word that should be banned - ban the music (and the culture)!
33 posted on 04/04/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: KeyLargo

BFL


34 posted on 04/04/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: KeyLargo
This walcott idiot was one the dweebs in school who took other kids names when the teacher was out of the room. Just look at him, he was a pansy then and he's a pansy now.
35 posted on 04/04/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

“This walcott idiot was one the dweebs in school who took other kids names when the teacher was out of the room. Just look at him, he was a pansy then and he’s a pansy now. “

You ARE describing POTUS. Correct?


36 posted on 04/04/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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