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NYC Schools To Ban 50 Words From Tests!

Hits: 6941 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: 5Cats
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Male, 30-39, Canada
 43 Posts
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 10:51:29 AM
They should add the word "life" to the ban list, reason being it may cause those who are spearheading this campaign to feel badly about their lack of one.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28544 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:43:18 PM
@NNoamfer: Nope, March 26, and it's For Reals. AND it's not just New York City, it's ALL ACROSS America! NYC just has more words (ideas) banned than most other places.

Fact Check before you say it's fake.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 1111 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2012 10:04:55 AM
READ ORWELL'S 1984!!!!! This is what they were doing!
They're beginning to put actual WORDS into the 'memory holes'. Aw Jesus....the World's finished!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1192 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2012 9:04:54 AM
Oh god drating damnit, this is a pooty april fools joke and absolutely everybody is falling for it.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2012 1:36:23 AM
this is the problem with free speech and opinion, because now whenever some idiot claims something is bad or wrong we all have to accept it and adjust and we soon start censoring everything that some nut job doesn't like because EVERYONE'S opinion matters... I'm not saying it's not great to have such freedom, i just think there should be some sort of IQ test before you earn it

Male, 30-39, Western US
 234 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:13:39 PM
We keep trying to shelter our kids and protect them from things like competition and failure all we are doing is weakening our future and teaching intolerance for differences.

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:38:37 PM
Who cares! The tests are pointless anyways! except for the times when they are not.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:13:34 PM
What the hell is this world coming to? These words aren't offensive... Just because some people choose not to believe in dinosaurs, or don't celebrate birthdays doesn't mean that they should/would be offended at the sight of the subject. When are people going to realize that you can't please everyone all the time? If people get offended at something as stupid as this, there is something wrong with them..

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:55:09 PM
This is what you get when you vote Democrat.

Elections have consequences.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13786 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:02:44 PM
"The word 'dinosaur' made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like"

Christians are at it again, undermining science because it disproves their delusion.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 6:15:50 PM
Each student will be placed inside a plastic bubble upon entering school property. All teachers will dress as fairy tale tale characters (good ones only) and teach only love, happiness, and good times. All academic subjects will be discontinued as actual learning is stressful to some students...

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28544 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:21:14 PM
No 'Bieber' allowed @greggas! He still counts as a 'celebrity'! lolz!

What you say is true enough @LillianDulci, and I don't know exactly what sort of test these 'guidelines' apply to. I just object to pencil-pushing beurocrats who strive to make the world a dumber place so they can feel smart!

Also: when I SEE a 'wolf' (censorship) I bloody well start yelling! Wolf! Wolf! It's disguised as 'guidelines' (sheeps clothing) but look at the teeth, it's a woooolf!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:01:29 PM
And then we act all surprised when we come in last among industrialized nations in education.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1438 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:09:06 PM
Why not just ban idiots instead?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 27 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:46:30 PM
i didn't see 'penis', 'crack ho', or 'Bieber' on the list.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:30:25 PM
And if it does affect AP tests or other tests that are supposed to test specific knowledge then there's no way in hell I support this. But if it's just for NY's equivalent of FCAT then I'm fine with it. FCAT was a joke anyway when I took it, but I can understand why they'd want to "ban" some things from being mentioned, because they could make people uncomfortable (giving them a disadvantage) but the tests aren't supposed to test knowledge on those subjects anyway.

For example, there's no real reason for why "evolution" has to be mentioned in a test that tests your reading comprehension or your ability to add numbers together, so I'm okay if it's banned for that.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:21:20 PM
5Cats, that's not true at all o_O I took calculus in high school, there's no calculus on Florida's standardized test. I don't recall having any standardized test that tested my history knowledge. I know people who take programming classes in high school, there's no standardized tests to test those. I was taught tons that had nothing to do with our statewide standardized test.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:18:43 PM
leesah, I'm under the impression that AP tests don't fall into this category. I'm thinking it only counts for things like FCAT (I can't remember the NY equivalent but that's the Florida version) where it's testing your general knowledge (basic English reading/writing and basic math for example), not specific knowledge.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28544 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:16:21 PM
@LillianDulci: The only thing being affected is standardized tests.

Fine, except that if it's NOT ON the standardizes test, it likely will NOT be taught! Why? Because many district rate their teachers on how well their kids do in those tests. Why waste time discussing 'poverty' if you know it won't be on the test?

It's not even subtle, it's outright censorship.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:11:55 PM
This country is turning into ass.

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:10:19 PM
wouldn't it be bad if someone who was poor answer a question about poverty. maybe that'll stop them from shooting each other...

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1577 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:07:02 PM
*I meant every AP student in NY, not the world. :]

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1577 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:05:51 PM
"The only thing being affected is standardized tests. In which case, I'm fine with it."

.....every AP student in the world who now has to take a standardized AP Brit Hist exam without questions concerning "disease, death, plague, violence, weapons, etc etc etc" would like to have a word with you.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25200 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:46:15 PM
WTF? this is retarded!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 148 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:37:52 PM
Someone who knows please explain to me how rock 'n' roll music is offensive? This is such a joke.

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