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NYC Bans Words Like "Birthday," "Poverty" from School Exams

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April 2, 2012
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The New York City Department of Education has released a list of 50 topics banned from exams because a selection of students might find them offensive. While some of the forbidden issues, like drugs and gambling are understandable, Tim Minton thinks others, like cancer and poverty, belong in studies.


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