I came across this article New York City bans mention of dinosaurs, dancing, birthdays and more on students tests and wanted to share this with everyone. With everything that's going on concerning education in NYC, I find it kind of interesting that certain words are being banned from student exams. I mean really, dinosaurs? What's wrong with the word dinosaur being on an exam? And banning the word dancing, why?
There is a lot of debate going on about teacher evaluations and student exams. Education in NYC needs a complete overhaul (in my opinion) and it does bother me that time was actually taken to even consider the banning of these words (and others). Do these officials and higher ups really care about the children of NYC? To what purpose does the banning of these words serve?
This is what happens when politics and education mix - it's like oil and water. But unfortunately, I can't say that I'm shocked by this!!!