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.