Education Department Website Links to “Are You a Sexy Bitch?” Quiz
January 13, 2014  //  By:   //  Education, New York, News  //  2 Comments

The New York State Education Department is self-described as a place “to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York,” according to their own website.  Recently however, NYSED.gov has been linking to an outside website that included some controversial online tests designed to “make test prep fun.”

One link brought viewers to a website which included such items as blond quizzes, dumb quizzes, clown quizzes, evil quizzes, and even “bitch quizzes.”

The latter link led to such illuminating educational resources as this:

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The Times Union reported:

It was the sort of internet gaffe government agencies typically hope to avoid: The State Education Department had inadvertently linked to a website some web browsers might find rather offensive. One hyperlink-click from a “Resources” page on the state site brought browsers to a website offering such goods as an “Are you a sexy bitch?” quiz.

Such questions, we should note, are actually not part of the Common Core standards.

“We became aware of inappropriate content on SED website & removed the link. Content at non-SED link had changed since we posted it,” Education Commissioner John King offered in a two-tweet notice, then linking to a disclaimer on the education department website’s Terms of Use page.

A spokesman for SED noted that the content was indeed both “offensive and inappropriate.”

Here is an image of the page which had the test links:

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Perhaps the State Education Department will go all-out with their online outreach by linking to Candy Crush game requests, or Grumpy Cat memes in the future.

About the Author :

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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