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Questions today about censorship.
And what your children are learning in the classroom.
The New York City school system.
Is apparently looking to protect students feelings.
So it has instructed the companies that make the testing that comes to children in the school district to avoid.
Certain words and topics in any of these -- tax.
The offensive language to be -- includes dinosaur.
Apparently people who don't believe in evolution.
Might be offended the school district believes Halloween because it's rumored to support -- -- -- birthday can no longer be mentioned on these exams Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays so nobody else should know about it.
Dance thing is also a taboo word a -- -- is ballet dancing I have no idea why.
Can't mention computers.
If you're mentioning them being used in homes because economic -- you can mention -- as you being used in schools and libraries however.
Monica Crowley is a radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Monica I mean this is this from the onion.
Is this something are we being duped I would there's this arrangement from the Department of Education here in New York that backs it up so -- I guess it's real.
I wish you were the onion -- -- because then we could have a good laugh and think how third that they end.
But unfortunately it does look like it's an official Department of Education mandate from the New York City Department of Education thing that you cannot use these words on health.
Citywide anywhere there aren't just action because it's a distraction because that sensitivities.
Certain children might be offended because they can't afford a computer in the home their -- thing that word in that context on -- -- Might and -- them and make them feel bad about themselves.
-- there's there's a couple of different things -- there's the stuff that goes to sort of your socioeconomic status and I mean we can have a debate about that but the stuff about you know.
Dinosaur you can't think -- -- and you can't -- slavery either so now they're literally eliminating.
About historical facts.
Because they're worried that it's gonna upset out and that's where the real -- -- kind of wavering now in the city to some idol and that.
That's where the real problem is because you can have a good laugh about oh they're trying to eliminate the word birthday which is totally up there everybody -- one.
First is taking words like dinosaur out or -- think slavery out real historical event that happened at our students shouldn't be learning about.
In contact understand why it happened why he did the dinosaurs or slavery no longer exit.
Finally when I was a kid.
In New Jersey going to school to pick up on field trip to the museum of natural history on 72 street Manhattan and -- I guess that.
-- yet are you must not ever having -- imagine how confused these children going to be if they had -- field trip or when they get to the chapter about president Lincoln in their history books I -- They're seriously creating knowledge gaps for the children now beyond political correctness -- I don't think you know the idea that what we're gonna protect these -- that that they are not.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But they -- in our world they need to know what a birthday isn't that the rest of the world and to celebrate one that's reminiscent taking it that -- -- need to laugh about it but it is getting dangerous because -- It's getting to the point where that state through the city -- school district.
Art making it -- a mandate -- haven't seen it really bothers me about ethnic and we have seen.
Under the last year and a half certainly that the Occupy Wall Street movement started a couple of months ago he -- -- conversation about economic inequality.
And it's one thing have a political discussion about -- presidential campaign -- I want but when it started seeping -- young kids.
And the curriculum and things like school district and that then that's when you know you've got a real problem because you.
They cautioned against mentioning luxuries of any type not to mention homelessness.
They don't want mention of excessive TV or video game music and -- -- at that and they don't want any mention of homes with swimming pools.
Because they think that's -- upset people also they don't want any mention of terrorism in New York City.
These are kids I mean some of these kids lost parents on 9/11 and you're not supposed to educate them in any way or mention on a test.
The word terrorism it it can be done about this -- -- just get -- that certain regulations announced that that well at the school district says that the that's what it's going to be I'm surprised we haven't seen more apparent and we might see more parents compounds that that the patently absurd.
You know it's -- the parents to decide.
What how -- how -- teach their children in what context.
You know it's not up to the school district to decide well we're not used to bird dinosaur apparently it doesn't fit your birthday apparently that this is from the Department of Education spokeswoman for this is standard language that has been used by test publishers from many years and allows our students to complete past practice exams.
Distraction so they're sticking to it got to leave it that.
Had the new -- -- I mean it I didn't move didn't what happens when you -- gotten it far left political agenda keeping in view.
You are children's curriculum I mean that there are any still confused on October 31 redress dresses up -- -- -- and a happy.
Holiday of costumes.
Our -- -- -- -- be called thank you.
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