NYC Department of Education Loses Its F-cking Mind

And that is the polite way of putting it. According to CBSNewYork, New York City’s Department of Education has a list of words it would like to remove from tests (boldface mine):

Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests.

The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. “Halloween” is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Guess what other word is on the list? Evolution (TEH DARWINISMZ!! AAAIEEE!!!!)

Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer.

And Mayor Bloomberg has the gall to claim teachers are the problem.

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7 Responses to NYC Department of Education Loses Its F-cking Mind

  1. dr2chase says:

    Hmmm. Says “could be banned”. Are we sure this is not some sort of a hoax? Or some sort of news-echo-chamber stupid-proposal-amplification?

  2. mrtoads says:

    Nah, this is entirely too ridiculous to be a hoax. Luckily, we already know that large portions of the public despise “political correctness”, so I have no doubt that this sort of silliness will quickly be trashed. Bill O’Reilly will be hammering on this even as I write, I’m sure – it has NYC, Dept. of Education, political correctness and banning in it; all things that set off his alarm bells! The Mighty Wurlitzer will swing into action shortly at this latest example of Liberal Mind-control efforts, I have no doubt.

  3. Tiercelet says:

    I’ve worked for these folks, I can vouch that it is & has been policy.

  4. joemac53 says:

    That’s OK, I have run into people who think that the testing craze is called “high stakes testing” because the stakes are high for teachers, not students. I think the stakes are pretty high if you will not get your diploma if you fail a test. What do these people have for breakfast that makes them so clueless? It’s not even that they don ‘t have enough to do….

  5. @joemac53,
    Trouble is, you will still get your diploma if you don’t pass the test (at least in Md where I teach). You just do a project. Fail by a larger number of points? Do 2 or more projects. Can’t pass the class to get the graduation credits? Buy the credit in Summer School.

    IMHO, the single biggest obstacle to teaching most kids is their unshakable (and correct) faith that no matter what they do, all they have to do is act stupid long enough and someone will find a way to hand them a diploma.

    There are no consequences for failure that students care about.

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