Comedian George Carlin had his list of “7 Words You Can’t Say on TV,” but New York City is taking things a step further, putting together a list of words they don’t want used on tests. And some of the choices may surprise you.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has details from New York City:
Dinosaur. Computer. Halloween. Birthday.
Those are just some of the roughly 50 words New York City schools are telling writers to leave off standardized tests. The public schools say they’re looking to avoid evoking “unpleasant emotions” in students, such as those who can’t afford a computer or Jehovah’s Witnesses who don’t celebrate birthdays.
Dinosaurs refer to evolution. Halloween? Paganism. And since everyone is equal, “celebrities” aren’t to be mentioned; no “rock ‘n roll” music; no “dancing,” with the exception of ballet.
The city says this is standard practice, though some educators say the list is more than twice as long as those in other cities.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.
WATCH more on the list of words being banned from NYC tests HERE: