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Are the Inmates Running the Asylum?

The political correctness dictatorship in the US has turned against dinosaurs and aliens. Dozens of other topics on city-issued tests have also been banned by New York teachers who seem to believe a problem disappears if a word is exterminated.

The list of “distracting topics” has provoked a debate over correctness going totally crazy.

The Department of Education has submitted a list of 50 forbidden words to companies competing for the chance to revamp New York's citywide standardized tests.

Those are given to students throughout the year to measure progress in English, math, science and social studies.

The list of banned words is astonishing. Dinosaurs were thrown out, for example, as they call to mind evolution, which might upset fundamentalists. Birthdays shouldn’t be mentioned because they aren’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Halloween appeared on the “black list


Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Mar-28-2012
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