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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.
Some students think banning these words from periodic assessment tests is ridiculous.
“If you don’t celebrate one thing you might have a friend that does it. So I don’t see why people would find it offensive,” Curtis High School Sophomore Jamella Lewis told Diamond.
reply to post by Maluhia
If they put half the effort they waste on being politically correct into actually teaching the kids - the school system might actually see some real progress.
Originally posted by yourmaker
HAPPY DINOSAUR HALLOWEEN YOU POVERTY STRICKEN BIRTHDAYS.
If they start off by banning these words',what will be next on the ban block?