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03-27-2012, 02:06 PM #1
What has this Country come to....banned words from student tests....
Just plain crazy.
03-27-2012, 02:10 PM #2
03-27-2012, 02:20 PM #3
WTF!!! Here is a list of words that are on the list to be banned.
Here is the complete list of words that could be banned:
Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Death and disease
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Homes with swimming pools
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.
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03-27-2012, 02:21 PM #4
"Dinosaurs, the Post reports, were banned because they reference evolution, which fundamentalist students might not agree with. "
Wait, there are really people that still don't believe in dinosaurs? They have clearly never caught a gar.
03-27-2012, 02:25 PM #5
Also, this was a much better link on that same page:
Houston Journalist Sarah Tressler Works As Stripper - ABC News
03-27-2012, 02:29 PM #6
Good thing these people aren't policing this site."There is only one thing wrong with a fishing day--its staggering brevity. If a man spent all his days fishing, life would seem to be a swift dream." Zane Grey
03-27-2012, 02:31 PM #7
03-27-2012, 02:32 PM #8
03-27-2012, 02:42 PM #9
They are going to make these kids grow up with a warped sense of reality.
03-27-2012, 02:56 PM #10
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