I was asked to post this from a teacher I know who I'm keeping anonymous because of being out front on criticizing the DOE on TDAs. (No need to give the DOE any ammo.) Here is a contrast between the banned words and some gruesome stuff in the common core which is being pushed by the ed deformers and the AFT/UFT like some drug. Really, when you think of drug pushers how much difference is there?
Common Core Excerpts: Appropriate or shocking?
You are a forensic anthropologist. You are taking your dog for a walk, and he breaks free and sprints down the block. When you catch up with him, you find him digging in the dirt. Your dog pulls out what looks like a bone. Upon further investigation, you realize your dog has discovered the remains of a human body. As a forensic anthropologist, you must identify the body. What steps will you take and with whom will you consult?
The book "Giving Faces to the Lost," which is supposed to be read during this unit, contains a case study of two boys who found a bag containing "the decomposing remains" of a young woman who had "...been cut into pieces with the skin of the face removed." Later it reads, "Since the skull contained crucial evidence - the marks of the knife the murderer had used to cut off the victim's face - a copy of the skull was made with computer scans and lasers."