Skip to comments.War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests
Posted on 03/28/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by massmike
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.
Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests.
Among Those Suggested: Birthday celebrations (and birthdays),Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia),Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes,Hunting,Religion,Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan),Slavery,Terrorism....
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
better yet, ban the banners.
let the people think!
I got a big kick out of banning the word “computer” in the home. I guess I’m typing this on my “home electronic brain,” “home calculating machine,” or my “Home Electronic Babbage Difference Engine.” B-P Scotty, beam me up!
Not for you.
Now pay your taxes. You owe us. :)
These people clearly don’t have enough to do and nothing productive to offer or do.
Six pink unicorns graze contentedly in a group. One takes a nap. Is Obama the best President ever? Answer:
B) Of Course
Constitution, Reagan, Freedom, American Exceptionalism, Success, Hard Work, Free Speech, Bill of Rights, Pride . . . . . did I miss any?
I suspect the intent of all this dreck is to impress upon the children that they are not supposed to think. Any “original thinking” must only be from the elites, the nomenklatura. The children being abused in public skrewls are supposed to keep their heads down, not think, and be good serfs. Even if it means they are supposed to just sponge off the system instead of applying themselves and doing real work.
I wonder if the people commenting here actually looked at the list? Some of them do actually make sense.
BAN any Department of EDUCATION....they are worthless suckers
Just the standardized tests? Wonder when it’ll trickle down to my school. Oh, wait! That’s right! He’s closing my school. We were doing too good, by his own report card.
The Left always, always accuses the right of actions they are or wish to engage in.
Hah! Thanks for the chuckle :)
I saw no words which should be banned, only censorship of words that seem to offend the officials who are banning them. This whole concept is BS. Censorship is never desirable.
Maybe the education cartel, could organize a book burning.
So banning words will help kids "adjust?"
Some people accrete stupid the way Moby Dick accretes barnacles.
Whole system is shot.
They werent’ talking about banning words...only about not allowing certain words on a standardized reading test. There’s no reason why a standardized reading test needs to have questions about sex or drugs on it.
Years ago, they changed the title of “The Old Man and the Sea”
to the “Elderly Man and the Sea” on their English Regents exam.
If you want to find the biggest idiots with the largest salaries just go to any public education administration. Those that can’t do, teach. Those that can’t teach, administrate or go into student counseling.
If you get wind of my impending coronation, invest in guillotines.
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)
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Death and disease
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Homes with swimming pools
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.