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The NYC school system has deemed 50 words, including "Halloween" as offensive and Propose banning them from all standardized tests! Hmmmm????

http://http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/26/war-on-words-nyc-dept-of-education-wants-50-forbidden-words-removed-from-standardized-tests/
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I heard about this on the news this morning - political correctness run amok. It's completely ridiculous and just plain stupid, especially the part about banning "dinosaurs"

From the article, here is the list of words they want to ban in standardized tests:

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Bodily functions
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Celebrities
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Crime
Death and disease
Divorce
Evolution
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Halloween
Homelessness
Homes with swimming pools
Hunting
Junk food
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Nuclear weapons
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Parapsychology
Politics
Pornography
Poverty
Rap Music
Religion
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Rock-and-Roll music
Running away
Sex
Slavery
Terrorism
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
Violence
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.
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Since they are banning all religious holidays from the tests I can see why they added Halloween to the list.
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Do these "words" actually come up in tests?
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Most of these words probably never show up on the tests anyway. I can't imagine the word "pornography" on a standardized test. However, I do not support some of these at all! I don't think kids should be this sheltered.
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Not mentioning war and some of the others, could make it tough to put tests together for history teachers.
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what a waste of thinking time.
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Is somebody getting paid to think this stuff up?
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I don't think there's any actual "thinking" going on with this
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I'm sure tax payers money paid for it. It's going to hard to teach history without some of these words.
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