New York City’s slippery slope

Via Say Uncle we have this:

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

The words that could be banned include, alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, drugs, evolution, hunting, nuclear weapons, politics, slavery, terrorism, war, and weapons (guns, knives, etc.).

That’s going to make it rather difficult to write a test that addresses history and even the 2nd Amendment. But perhaps that is their intent rather than some sort of unintended consequence. It is New York City after all. They have put stunning restrictions on large sweet drinks, salt, and guns. Is it any surprise they now want to ban words?

Whether it’s sugar, salt, patrol rifles, or words the answer should be the same, ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.


8 thoughts on “New York City’s slippery slope

  1. Makes me think of Breda’s lament about policing the computers at her Library.

    Since Libraries are institutions of research and learning you can’t put a net nanny on the computers. This means the hobos come to surf porn and touch themselves.

    Seems like NYC public schools are no longer institutions for learning. Not that they had far to fall.

    FYI when I was in School in the 90s we read Huckleberry Finn, in its un-edited form complete with the oh-so-scary N-Word.

    The teacher had a little discussion before that yeah its a bad word, but its also an important word and we should read it.

  2. IF this Insanity becomes Law, it will be very interesting to see what happens when those few Students who do manage to Graduate from NYC Schools get Shot down for College when they Flunk their SATs and ACTs.

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