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Old 08-08-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' Among Those Suggested
Nanny state liberals are looking out for the "best interests" of their constituents yet again!


War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests « CBS New York
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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America's Race to the Bottom is alive and well and marching foraward towards its goal.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Lahaina, Hi.
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The former Soviet Union banned many similar things. How did that work out for them?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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More Government craziness....
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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They really should be more focused on teaching them to read before going around banning words.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:18 AM
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The evils of centralized education.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If that is what NY wants for the kids of NY, so be it.
Hey, at least this isn't a national thing.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:24 AM
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Jeez, you guys have nothing to do, do you?

Anyway, the orginal article was back in March 2012. For some reason, four days ago it re-surfaced.

Here is an update, also from 2012 (April):

New York City school officials drop plans to ban words like 'divorce,' 'dinosaur,' from standardized tests | GlobalPost

Feel better?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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They really should be more focused on teaching them to read before going around banning words.
And once they teach them to read perhaps they may even go overboard with definitions!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Jeez, you guys have nothing to do, do you?

Anyway, the orginal article was back in March 2012. For some reason, four days ago it re-surfaced.

Here is an update, also from 2012 (April):

New York City school officials drop plans to ban words like 'divorce,' 'dinosaur,' from standardized tests | GlobalPost

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They probably couldn't get Pearson to agree to remove the words from the tests.
NYC doesn't create the tests so all they could do was push this to the testing industry.

Some people have too much time on their hands when they can sit down and think up something like this.
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