NYC DOE Caves, Drops Ban On ‘Forbidden’ Words List For Assessment Tests

April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

NYC DOE Caves, Drops Ban On ‘Forbidden’ Words List For Assessment Tests
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After gauging reaction from parents, the city’s Department of Education has decided to reverse course on an idea to drop 50 “forbidden” words to avoid on school assessment tests.

Companies creating the tests were being advised to stay away from a range of topics and specific words. Some of the words the DOE wanted left out included: “divorce,” “evolution,” “poverty,” “alcohol” and “abuse.”

The DOE said the list was a recommendation and not an all-out ban "

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