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Old 29th March 2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default NYC Bans Halloween, Birthdays, Aliens and More on School Tests

Students in New York City’s public schools cramming for tests can delete words like birthdays, junk food, Halloween, dinosaur and even dancing from study lists.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyl...-school-tests/
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Old 29th March 2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Dinosaurs because of evolution... ????

I wonder if they can mention science or history

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Old 30th March 2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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This is great! The more you ban, the less there is to teach. Education made easy. We've needed this for a long time.
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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This is great! The more you ban, the less there is to teach. Education made easy. We've needed this for a long time.
Children have to learn to live in modern post-industrial society by suing their teachers!
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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another manifestation of the oppression of the majority by the militant minority.
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:25 AM   #6
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:27 AM   #7
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NYC...need I say more?
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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Can't mention anything but they get a gold star for every wrong answer "because they tried". Then they join the real world and failure is, well failure. No good service done.

This is part of the world where no one is ever at fault, somebody else has to pay for everything. " and the people got fat and grew lazy, and their vote was a meaningless joke".....
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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Barmy!

Let's say you belong to a group which does not celebrate birthdays. You still need to know what other people mean by 'birthday', and your school should be able to test you on this. What it should not do is set questions which assume you know what it is like to celebrate a birthday, as you may never have had that experience.

Mention of dinosaurs should not offend any creationists because the fossils definitely exist, even if they differ on what they signify.

I suspect that the people behind this have not bothered to talk to the groups concerned. Most sensible religious people know that others see things differently, and are often more offended by the foolishness of political correctness than by other people's faith. I speak as a member of a religious minority.
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Old 30th March 2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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And here in lotusland (BC, Canada) a joung woman with albinism takes a complaint to the (so called) Human Rights Comission. We have the Earls chain selling Albino Rhino Beer for 25 years (longer than the woman is alive). She feels discriminated!
So much for thanks beeing allowed into this country as a refugee!
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