Commissioner King Grossly Negligent in Offering Students and Teachers “Sexy Bitch” Quizzes as Fun Common Core Test Prep Resource!

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DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE, OFFENSIVE AND DISTURBING THEMES AND IMAGES OF A PORNOGRAPHIC NATURE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE OBJECTIONABLE MATERIALS DISCUSSED IN THIS POST WERE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICIAL NYSED/ENGAGENY WEBSITE WHICH LINK WAS PROVIDED BY NYSED TO OUR CHILDREN AS A STUDY RESOURCE FOR COMMON CORE UNDER THE LABEL OF “MAKE TEST PREP FUN” ON ITS STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PAGE. 

Sexy Bitch

NYSED’s Commissioner King is endorsing “Are You A Sexy Bitch?” quiz on the official NYSED website as a test prep resource for students.

I was doing some research this afternoon on NYSEDs website when I stumbled across some info that you need to be aware of. It has come to my attention that NYSED has endorsed explicit material and offensive material on its NYSED website as a resource labelled “Make Test Prep Fun” for students.  I am confident that this information might be of interest to parents and educators across the State!

I apologize in advance for the language contained in my blog post below, but the language, material and examples contained in my blog post were taken directly from a link to alltests.com listed on NYSEDs student “Make Test Prep Fun” resource page.

I have provided ample screen shots and evidence to memorialize that the test prep being offered by NYSED on its website consists of “Sexy Bitch” test, “Death” test, “Slut” test and even goes so far as to provide racist and homo phobic slurs, among other things.

All of these materials are endorsed by NYSED under the label “Make Test Prep Fun” located on its website. Again, personally, I find the language and material offensive. However, since its been endorsed by NYSED I feel that it is absolutely appropriate to provide the information and use the language in this post. See the screen shots in my blog at points below for proof.

Porn

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“How often do you watch porn” quiz and “oral sexpertise” quiz.

This is what NYSED is providing our children as common core test prep resource?

How about “does your teacher hate you? quiz”

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I contacted and respectfully requested from Governor Cuomo and Regents an explanation. I also contacted and respectfully requested an apology from Commissioner King to the students, parents and educators of the State of New York for this foul incident.

I am working with public education advocacy groups to get an answer as to what happened and why regarding this concern in an effort to prevent another similar incident.

As you will see from discussion to follow, the material contained in the link endorsed by NYSED on its website is offensive and utterly inappropriate. I cannot imagine what excuse NYSED could provide. Either NYSED failed to vet the test prep material or they were hacked despite assurances that their website is “safe”. Regardless, there is simply no excuse for this, in my opinion.

The Regents and Commissioner King will have you believe that the Regents Reform Agenda provides the essential tools and support needed to drive student achievement. They have advanced rhetoric about EngageNY, NYSEDs website and that this new and improved public education system together with its purported Common Core and testing resources will engage and enable students to be college and career ready. These reources have been touted by King in recent weeks with King bragging about how many people have visited the sites to take advantage of these purportedly esteemed materials and resources. King has bragged about the volume of traffic visiting NYSEDs resource pages endlessly beaming with pride.

Now I know why the pages have been recieving so much traffic! They are sexy, rude, offensive and so much fun!

Parents and educators of NY, I would like to introduce you to NYSEDs  “Make Tests Fun Prep” resource for kids.

NYSEDs website resource page contains “Make Test Prep Fun” area where your kids can find  really super cool, fun test prep kits and quizzes in the totally awesome subject areas of:  sexy bitch, mexicano, psycho, whitey and paranoid american retard quizzes. Dont even get me started on the homo quizzes, the fart quizzes and what about the sluttiest of the sluts quiz?

Before you get mad at me for this vile langauge, please accept my apologies and know that these are not my words. This foul language is taken directly from a study resource link provided by NYSED that is located dirsctly on its website. This resource is clearly endorsed by NYSED and the man himself the KING!

Thats right, just next to the holy rhetoric about raising the bar  via Common Core, a primer developed by the National Parent Teacher Association® (PTA) in response to the Common Core Standards,  the Parents’ Guide to Student Success, http://www.pta.org/4446.htm and a Parent Involvement  primer http://www.pta.org/topic_parent_involvement.asp you will find the following “fun test prep” quizzes on NYSEDs pages designed to engage and better equip your child to compete in a global economy in the 21st century.

Indeed, as stated above, Im thinking either one of two things happened to make this possible.

1) Someone at NYSED utterly dropped the ball and did not vet this material (Gee, ya think?)

and/or

2) despite NYSEDs assurances of safety, security and firewall protection (think InBloom and student privacy concerns) NYSED has been hacked and ths link was diverted by a hacker (http://shar.es/9Ijxj come on…..NYSED, were you really hacked yet again???).

Who is to blame for this offensive and embarassing blunder? Cuomo? The Regents? or the Man King himself?

The Regents Reform Agenda has turned in to quite a circus!

I am posting and memorializing this incident to preserve the facts so that they cannot be twisted or misrepresented as NYSED officials have done in the past and continue to do. I want every State official in NYS to  know what I found and to read what our children are being exposed to via NYSED endorsed material that exists on their official website.

If NYSED cant even provide sound educational resources or preserve the security and integrity of their own website dont expect me to trust them with my child’s education and PII. There have been too many incidents of a questionable nature. The totality of the circumstances shows me that King’s tenure consists of poor judgment, sloppiness and is rife with errors. What exists under the current admnistration does not amount to sound educational policy in my estimation.

Please feel free to share this blog post with your State and school officials. Despite the foul language contained herein, we need to raise awareness. The material has been provided to our children as a NYSED endorsed study resource for god knows how long therefore, our State officials, school and Regents should not mind reading the material in their emails or on webpages. If its acceptable to NYSED and has been endorsed by NYSED then its good enough for Regents, State officials and school personnel to read and publicize freely as part of its test prep curricula.

Own it, NYSED.

By 11 pm 1/9/24,  I can see that NYSED has taken the “Make Test Prep Fun” resource page down but the screen shots prove that the material was listed on NYSEDs website despite the fact that they have sought deactivate the website at this time. Which begs the question, how long has it been there and how many kids were exposed to it before I found it by sheer dumb luck?

A parent just sent me a screen shot of what is located at the bottom of one of the quizzes that was featured and endorsed by NYSED: Porn ads. I perused the link some more. There are disgusting ads – an are you a cannibal advertisement, are you a killer ad and ads for porn. More porn. Nice King!!!! So, 21st century of you!

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A direct click from NYSED leads OUR CHILDREN to Bitch tests and “weatherman wakes up to dead man in dog collar.” There was absolutely no reference that anyone was leaving NYSEDs page. These are and were DIRECT LINKS. Refusing to be held accountable is NOT appreciated nor will it be tolerated, NYSED. These are OUR CHILDREN.

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Explain.

I stopped after perusing and copying the below threads off NYSEDs page, but other parents have reported to me just now that they saw and were able to access more questionable quizzes involving “sluttiest of the sluts tests”, “lesbian tests”, “Terrorist” test and there was  even an “STD test”, etc. The links have been there undetected for awhile as you can see that people (and by people I am guessing children)  have commented, taken the purported “quiz” and viewed them in all their disgusting glory.

Fun test prep, huh NYSED?

Here is the NYSED link to the resource page discussed herein – http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/expandedlearningopps/esd-svp/Resources.html

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Scroll down to  the section that is labeled “Making Test Prep Fun” on NYSEDs page:

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Click http://www.allthetests.com/fun-tests-humor-quizzes.php

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Brace yourself. Here we go with some “tame” examples which are not so tame:

Got STDS? Take the quiz!

STDs

How will you Die Quiz?

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Do you like to have the newest quizzes and tests from this category on your website? No problem! Click here.
Site 1 – 10 of 22 matches sorted by date or sort by rating

How Will You Die?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Melinda – Developed on: 2009-07-15 – completed 10826 times – 2.69 out of 5.0 – based on 86 votes
There are so many ways to die! Which way will you go?

Death house
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: G.Belle – Developed on: 2009-05-15 – completed 7109 times – 3.12 out of 5.0 – based on 25 votes
In this quiz there is a killer after you and I will give you options to survive choose wisely or your body may be found in a lake chopped into little pieces.

How will you die?
How will you die?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Julianne – Developed on: 2008-07-01 – completed 4012 times – 1.93 out of 5.0 – based on 15 votes
This quiz will accurately tell you the cause of your death. WARNING: THIS TEST IS NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE

What’s your ideal way to die?
What’s your ideal way to die?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Candice+Jade(and the voices in my head) – Developed on: 2008-04-15 – completed 8259 times – 2.5 out of 5.0 – based on 34 votes
Ever wondered how you’re going to die? Take this test and find out. My friend thinks I would commit suicide, but being Emo, I can see her point.

True or False, Are You Dead?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Chidori Rivers – Developed on: 2007-12-15 – completed 3297 times – 1.8 out of 5.0 – based on 5 votes
Come to see if you are dead?

Are you dead?
Are you dead?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar goldstar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Cuckoo – Developed on: 2007-12-01 – completed 2798 times – 3.88 out of 5.0 – based on 8 votes
It’s the question everyone is asking.

Are you capable of killing people?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar gold greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Andras Csabai – Developed on: 2007-11-15 – completed 7354 times – 3.45 out of 5.0 – based on 11 votes
See who you can kill, or if you can even kill

How much of a killer are you?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: ANJANA – Developed on: 2007-08-01 – completed 4244 times – 3.15 out of 5.0 – based on 27 votes
Are you a future killer? take this quiz to find out

The Weird “How Will You Die”?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Stephen – Developed on: 2007-01-15 – completed 5492 times – 2.45 out of 5.0 – based on 55 votes
Answer the questions and find out how you will die…the weird way!

How will you die?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Bridget – Developed on: 2007-01-01 – completed 49990 times – 2.85 out of 5.0 – based on 672 votes
Take this quiz to find out your fate

Dying not your thing….maybe you’re more interested in finding out whether you are a sexy bitch. Lets take the quiz and find out!

Are you a Sexy Bitch Quiz?

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Do you like to have the newest quizzes and tests from this category on your website? No problem! Click here.
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Are You a Bitch?
Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar goldstar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Victor Murry – Developed on: 2013-12-01 – completed 2307 times
Are you? Find out today!

Are you a bitch?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: God – Developed on: 2007-08-01 – completed 11200 times – 2.27 out of 5.0 – based on 30 votes
Well, the title says it all.

Are you a bitch?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Aj Roy – Developed on: 2004-07-15 – completed 17878 times – 2.7 out of 5.0 – based on 27 votes
Take this test to see if you are and aide to Satan or an angel of the heavens!

Are you a bitch?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar gold greystar greyFemale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: George Smith – Developed on: 2002-12-15 – completed 4576 times – 3.54 out of 5.0 – based on 231 votes
Ever wonder if you were a bitch? Well, you just might be, so take this quiz and find out!

Are you a bitch?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar gold greystar greyFemale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Nicole – Developed on: 2001-12-01 – completed 3763 times – 3.3 out of 5.0 – based on 46 votes
Ever wondered what people really think of you? If they think you are really nice, Ok, or a complete and utter bitch! Well take this test to determine how other people see you.

Are you a sexy bitch?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar gold greystar greyFemale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Jenn & Hessy – Developed on: 2001-10-15 – completed 5193 times – 3.45 out of 5.0 – based on 64 votes
We are two sexy bitches! Are you a sexy bitch, too?

You can find these fun and EnRaging resources at NYSEDs student support services page:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/expandedlearningopps/esd-svp/Resources.html

Bitch quiz not your thing? That’s cool. Lets take the completely racist and anti american quiz instead!

Nationality Quiz:

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Are you an American idiot?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Camomillis – Developed on: 2007-09-15 – completed 3415 times – 3.2 out of 5.0 – based on 15 votes
Well, are you? Take this test to find out!

Are you a true mexican!
Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar goldstar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: that hot mexican that plays ball – Developed on: 2006-07-01 – completed 9365 times
Some of you so called mexicanos might want to know if you are really a whitey.(like my sister)

Do you think that you are a Scandinavian puppet designed by the Lord Co-Co puff master of Wisconsin? Take this quiz and find out if that’s true, and if it is you can link
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar gold greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: The Golden Hillbilly-et Without a cousin for a hubby! =D – Developed on: 2006-02-15 – completed 4769 times – 3.37 out of 5.0 – based on 38 votes

Are You In Danger of Becoming a Leprechaun?
Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar goldstar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Lori – Developed on: 2005-03-15 – completed 6532 times
It’s that time of year again when we all are a little bit Irish! As luck o’the Irish would have it, some of you are in danger of becoming a leprechaun. Take this quiz to assess your level of danger.

How Canadian are you…eh?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Diana – Developed on: 2004-04-01 – completed 2986 times – 3.17 out of 5.0 – based on 134 votes
Did you ever wonder how nice…umm I mean Canadian you are? Take this quiz to find out, or just to answer some questions…whichever…

Are you American?
User-Rating: star goldstar gold greystar greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Nicolas Rechè – Developed on: 2004-02-15 – completed 3099 times – 1.5 out of 5.0 – based on 6 votes
This test was made to let people around the world find out how American they are. Do not get offended by the results.

What nationality are you?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Mia V. – Developed on: 2003-06-15 – completed 3549 times – 2.15 out of 5.0 – based on 581 votes
Where are you really from? Take this quiz and discover the little German in you.

Are you a loyal American?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Bobert – Developed on: 2003-06-15 – completed 2595 times – 2.49 out of 5.0 – based on 150 votes
The Department of Homeland Insecurity of the United Paranoid State of America would like to know if you are a terrorist. If you fail this quiz, you must turn yourself in. (I screwed up the scoring on the first one..)

How Scottish are you?
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar goldstar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Joe – Developed on: 2003-05-15 – completed 2780 times – 3.08 out of 5.0 – based on 13 votes
Ever wondered if you might be Scottish?

Your Past Life
User-Rating: star goldstar goldstar gold greystar greystar greyFemaleMale Time limit: t < 10 min – by: Mina – Developed on: 2002-04-01 – completed 12571 times – 2.48 out of 5.0 – based on 141 votes
Curious to see who you were in a past life? Monarch or slave, Amazon or jester? Take this test and see.

If none of the above float your boat, NYSED offers the “Are you Loser” quiz, “What type of farter are you?” quiz, the “Are you a Psycho or a Retard quiz” , the “Will you Survive” quiz, and much much more subjects available for fun and engaging test prep!

I couldnt look, but they also offer:

Making your own test prep games

http://www.studenthandouts.com/testprepgames.htm

Teacher Tube

http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=263070

I see Regents, Cuomo and King are hard at work building a site that encourages, inspires and educates our children to gain some of dem dere smarts and to be great test takers!

WTF?

Thats right, I said it.

Is it me, or is this just insane?

I began reporting this around noon on 1/9/14. Lets see what happens….

UPDATE: As of 5 pm 1/9/14 NYSED closed and took the page down  off its webpage but it is still accessible as a cached version via my blog link.

Here is the screen shot of it in its full glory….its the last link on the screen DIRECTLY from the NYSED page  called http://www.allthetests.com/fun-tests-humor-quizzes.php and you can still access it as of this hour still cached off my blog for now.

Yes, NYSED is quick, but over 3900 parents and educators have viewed it so far  via my blog so Im sure complaints have hit NYSED officials by now which is why the page is down. SHAME ON NYSED!!!!

By 11 pm 1/9/14 the page is down and unaccessible.

But, it has been memorialized below:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/…/expan…/esd-svp/Resources.html—>allthetests.com=sexy bitch quiz

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——->allthetests.com=sexy bitch quiz

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Here is a copy of the whole page as it looked on NYSEDs website before it was taken down:

Resources
Web Sites

New York State Education Department

New York State Education Department ESD/SVP

EnGage NY

You for Youth (Y4Y) focuses first on grantees of the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Whether you are a program director, site coordinator, activity leader or volunteer, Y4Y offers training and resources to help you build a better program.

Retaining high school students in after school programs

http://www.childtrends.org/…/child_trends-2007_06_19_RB…

Meeting the High School Challenge: Making After-School Work for Older Students, The After-School Corporation

Making Test Prep Fun

http://www.studenthandouts.com/testprepgames.htm

http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=263070

http://www.allthetests.com/fun-tests-humor-quizzes.php

Common Core

Developed by the National Parent Teacher Association® (PTA) in response to the Common Core Standards. Parents’ Guide to Student Success,http://www.pta.org/4446.htm

Parent Involvement

http://www.pta.org/topic_parent_involvement.asp

Other Resources

New York’s Public Education Briefing Paper (July 22, 2012) (pdf 180.86 KB) (Includes information about the Regents Reform Agenda)

New York’s Student Achievement and Parental Engagement Briefing Paper (July 22, 2012)
http://www.lpfch.org/afterschool/principle2-print.html (pdf118.92 KB)

Guidelines for Social Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL)

The Role of Expanded Learning Opportunities in New York State School Reform, developed by the New York State Afterschool Network

Last Updated: May 14, 2013

As you can see, it is possible that either someone failed to vet the link before it was posted to NYSED as a resource or NYSEDs website got hacked (again) despite assurances from King that the department’s firewalls are up and security measures are strong.

I have not heard back from anyone from State or government with an explanation. The local press is picking up the story so I hope it goes mainstream, there seems to be alot of interest here! This raises a legitimate concern that parents and educators should have about NYSEDs material. I think this good reason for the public and educators to be very weary of NYSED resources and stay away from them. Who is to say that there isnt more of the same that we havent found yet? On the flip, despite assurances about security and firewalls, NYSED got hacked….AGAIN!

They have some explaining to do either way!

King’s Sexy Bitch Quizzes are to NY what Christie’s Traffic Problems are to NJ!

This is a great opportunity for those outraged by this incident to sign petition  demanding privacy protection for NYS students!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-new-york-state

And please sign Sen Ball’s petition to Stop Common Core in NY:

http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/petition-stop-common-core-new-york-state

If there is a response or an “explanation”, I will post it.

Thank you for your support!

Updated 5:15 pm 1/9/14 with screen shots of the links located on NYSEDs page to prove that the objectionable material was located on NYSEDs site and endorsed thereon. NYSED has taken the page down as of 11 pm 1/9/14. However, the evidence has been memoriallized here on this blog post.

Update 4:30 pm 1/10/14: Here is cached NYSED link dated 12/31/13 with the offensive site http://www.allthetests.com website located on the official NYSED page under the label “Make Test Prep Fun”. Click on it. As you can plainly see, our children are 1 click away from the garbage discussed below. NYSED —–> Sexy Bitch. ONE click, no hyper links, no leaving NYSEDs website. NYSED to sexybitch.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3A4Yb0QddVKucJ%3Awww.p12.nysed.gov%2Fsss%2Fexpandedlearningopps%2Fesd-svp%2FResources.html+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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7 thoughts on “Commissioner King Grossly Negligent in Offering Students and Teachers “Sexy Bitch” Quizzes as Fun Common Core Test Prep Resource!

    • Hi 999ers! Thanks for your opinion and feedback.

      I know you have been a tireless advocate in the cause and when push comes to shove, I am confident that we are on the same team, so I respect your input and am happy to provide a reply although I will preface it by saying that I utterly, absolutely and positively must disagree with you on this one. Ill be brief.

      Allthetestscom was linked up to NYSEDs student support resource page so that NYSED knew or should have known that the primary audience for those links and resources were going to be used for kids (under age kids). NYSED has an affirmative duty to assure that the links provided to students in the student resource page are age and material appropriate at all times particularly since students would be exposed to them. While 1 year time may not be long in the busines world for a business demographic, this was not the case here.

      Your argument presupposes that NYSED is a business and while that standard of care that you advance may apply to businesses, NYSED is NOT a business and in fact, it’s primary obligation is to educate students and part of that involves ethics and morality. NYSED has an affirmative obligation to assure to parents and educators that material that they endorse and provide as a resource on their pages are appropriate at all times.

      NYSEDs argument lacks conviction. In the new piece, they claim that it is impossible for them to keep up with the volume of links on their website. Thats no comfort to me. NYSED just built EngageNY – a portal with resources designed to be used by parents and students. If they are arguing that they cannot be held responsible for the content and material contained in the links that they endorse on the official NYSED page, then I would strongly urge parents and educators to immediately stop using these resources because by NYSEds own admission, they simply cannot guarantee that the material will meet sound and good standards for our students.

      I have alot more to say, but it will have to wait for another day as its been busy and Im tired.

      999ers, we will have to agree to disagree.

      Have you seen some of the material contained in the website? Its horrific! Cannibal lovers? Man wakes up to dead man wearing collar? Lesbian love fest? Not to mention the running anime porn ad that plays on the side of the website while the “quiz” is being taken.

      As a parent and a father, how can you absolve NYSED of permitting minors and children to be exposed to this material? You are forgetting who tha target audience is in arriving at your conclusion that NYSED had no duty to supervise the site and couldnt be expected to. truth be told, the opposite is true. NYSED is in the business of educating minors. Parens patriea. They have an affirmative duty to students.

      In closing, I offer you this analogy. NYSED is public education institution. In a nutshell, my blog exposed that NYSED literally endorsed and distributed porn and inappropriate material to minors off their official website. Should this be a crime?

      A teacher was suspended for viewing porn at school.
      http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/case-against-teacher-who-viewed-porn-at-school-headed-to/article_76734004-3f12-11e3-84dd-0019bb2963f4.html

      Kids were arrested and suspended for viewing porn at school.

      NYSED hands porn and inappropriate material to minors and disclaims responsibility?

      I would like to see the teachers unions step in and get involved here.

      How many teachers and/or admins have been punished by NYSED for similar or less serious incidents?

      Permitting NYSED to disclaim any responsibility is dangerous. The slippery slope is steep.

      I will try to review your blog post and answer more specifically at another time. Thanks for the feedback. Im sure NYSED will evade responsibility and the argument you have advanced seems to be exactly the out they are looking for.

      I urge you to think twice about taking this position. Again, NYSED should not be treated like a business….the audience for the student support web page are not unknowns and they are not commodities – they are primarily students and kids.
      Anyone who uses the website is going to assume that the links endorsed are safe ones.

      NYSED is responsible for educating our students and that includes making sure that the students who rely on resources endorsed by NYSED are kept safe from inappropriate and offensive material from their site.

    • One more point, 999ers:

      I appreciate your tireless efforts to advocate and respect you as a team member immensely, but I have to disagree with you on this one.

      Let me preface this by admitting, this area is not my expertise. But, Im going to look into it a little more closely.

      With regard to the fact that Commissioner King endorsed “Sexy Bitch” Quizzes and offensive material as fun test prep for NY Students on its official student support services website page, isnt that a breach of some sort of duty of care or law that exists to protect minors from inappropriate explicit content online?

      Although this article relates to schools, I think we can all agree that NYSED is an institution at the top of the educators/administrators food chain.
      In the weblink below, the American Association of School Administrators states that “we, as educators, are required to protect students from inappropriate material whenever we can”. That includes blocking most social networking sites and inappropriate content.

      The Children’s Internet Protection Act, or CIPA is in place to protect children from being exposed to harmful material via internt. However, CIPA is much broader than just social networking, and schools and districts must constantly improve their protection strategies to keep students safe from inappropriate materials.
      The article states that “as school leaders, we also must be mindful of our legal responsibilities in CIPA and the concept of in loco parentis.”

      At the end of the instructional day, the appropriate versus inappropriate dimension relies heavily on the educational leadership and school culture. The concepts surrounding finding the right online resources is one that may involve the entire school community, because parents, staff members and even students want the right resources in their hands for solid education. I would imagine that NYSED, the cream of the educational crop, would be held to the same standard. no? Why would their materials be exempt?

      Im not sure about application of the CIPA law as I am not familiar with it offhand, but I have to imagine that if not CIPA, then some law or policy must exist to hold them accountable to assure sound educational policy and resources are made avaialble particularly to children/students. The resource page was titled “Make Test Prep Fun” and was directed to students, many of them under age. NYSED knew or should have known.

      In any event, any effort we can to undermine and expose NYSEDs poor practices and lack of credibility should be explored, imo, because those deficits will in turn undermine King help us to challenge common core, APPR and student privacy concerns. NYSED has earned a vote of no confidence from me. So, with all due respect, I have to reject your explanation.

      http://aasa.org/content.aspx?id=14368

  1. So NYSED is claiming that those kinds of tests weren’t on the site when they linked to it a year ago? I’d like to introduce NYSED to my little friend called Web Archive (http://web.archive.org/). Loading up the “sexy bitch” test and grabbing the URL, we stick it into Web Archive and sure enough that’s been on that site since 2002, much more than one year ago: http://web.archive.org/web/20020614214752/http://www.allthetests.com/quizerstellungneu/dasquiztd.php3?testid=1002012264

    So if they claim that this particular test wasn’t on the site when they put the link up there, either they didn’t look well enough or they’re lying about checking the site at all.

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