My student’s humor piece. 🙂
New York has made an attempt to win the nation’s heart and raise test scores by removing topics from city-issued tests that could possibly distract from or offend a student. The recent censorship of topics reflected in tests was instigated from a “request for proposals provided to companies competeing to revamp city english, math, science, and social studies tests given several times a year” (Gonen). New York city officials took the request to heart and impletmented the changes immediately. This thoughtful act has forbidden such topics as dancing, dinosaurs, birthdays, Halloween, and over fifty other topics deemed possibly offensive. The common citizen may not recognize the threat that the word “birthday” or “dancing” poses to a student. But thankfully, the highly trained city officials are experts on the hidden meaning of such deceptive words. I expect the next words to be abolished will be breakfast, doorknobs, and death.
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