New York City Department of Education in the United States banned the use of 50 words in the exam schools for all levels of education. This is done to minimize the potential for unpleasant emotions among the students.
Some words are banned include birthday, dinosaur, Halloween, and dancing. As reported by the New York Post, the word dinosaur is prohibited because it could lead to evolution, and Halloween suggests paganism (not religious), and the word anniversary has the potential to create hostility among students who are not followers of the Jehovahs Witnesses to celebrate his birth.
In addition, the word poverty was also banned because it’s opposed to wealth, which led to some students feel excluded. The Department also forbids mention of the word divorce and disease. Continue reading “A Strange Rule In School Examinations In New York City”