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New York State Education System Lies to Children

As if we didn't already know that public schools routinely sanitize information that is to be read by children, here's a link to a documented case where the New York State Eduction Board removed all references in essay testing material that could ever possibly offensive to anyone.

What is even more shocking is that original authors of many of the works they modified as still alive, and when confronted, they were of course outraged.

In the Chekhov story "The Upheaval," the exam takes out the portion in which a wealthy woman looking for a missing brooch strip-searches all of the house's staff members. Students are then asked to use the story to write an essay on the meaning of human dignity.

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