This story has arrived just in time for April Fool's Day: War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests. We are devolving!
The above article has garnered several comments. One sample:
No wonder my college freshmen are so ignorant. The School System ™ is too obsessed with this kind of crap instead of, you know, actually **TEACHING** them anything useful — like how to study, or how to synthesize information!
March 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm