Many models are presented in one place to test their efficiency and overall support from the public. This goes for legislation at both a state and federal level and also includes the testing of things like the TSA scanners, which were then rolled out nation wide. We also saw the remote deleting of all of George Orwell’s books by amazon.
After banning Orwell, something that I have predicted for quite some time that will pass to schooling as well, they continue to want to abide by his work classic work1984, as a model for a fascist police state. Now, by adding the banning of words from standardized tests, mirroring Orwellian Newspeak.
Sure, this will start out on tests. It will feel public approval, then be instituted elsewhere. The same is for government mandated healthcare. If the government can make you purchase health insurance, then it can make you purchase anything; and if the government can ban certain words, then all words are in danger of being not only banned, but criminalized.
“For whom, it suddenly occurred to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn? … For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future? It was of its nature impossible. Either the future would resemble the present in which case it would not listen to him, or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.” – Winston Smith, from Orwell’s 1984