Backyard swimming pools
... and so many more.
To be exact, it is not that they won't learn the words at school, but that tests will avoid any words that allude to anything that may be uncomfortable, emote feelings of insecurities or jealousy, or make kids feel left out. So they won't see words that suggest evolution or creationism. They won't see words that suggest poverty or riches. They won't see words that may allude to a religion other than their own, and so forth and so on. As far as I can see, there will be no nouns or verbs on these tests. After all, could they use the word "run" when it may upset a handicapped kid? Can they use the word "pie" when dessert is a rare treat at home? This is sticky indeed.
And they say homeschoolers are crazy.
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Sunday, April 01, 2012
Words and phrases your kids may not learn in NYC public schools
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