Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.
Get this: New York City wants to ban the words “dinosaurs” and “evolution” from standardized school tests because the words are considered “controversial.” According to CNN, these are merely a few of fifty words that are to be deep-sixed from the tests because they’re considered “loaded” or because they may offend child and adult sensibilities:
The banned word list was made public – and attracted considerable criticism – when the city’s education department recently released this year’s “request for proposal” The request for proposal is sent to test publishers around the country trying to get the job of revamping math and English tests for the City of New York.
The Department of Education’s says that avoiding sensitive words on tests is nothing new, and that New York City is not the only locale to do so. California avoids the use of the word “weed” on tests and Florida avoids the…
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