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From the "More information about this page" link at the bottom of that Snopes page:

> You’ve just had an encounter with False Authority Syndrome.

> Everything in this section is a spoof.... As for Mississippi’s doing away with teaching fractions and decimals in its school systems because kids find them too hard to master, that’s no more true than Kentucky’s imposing a licensing fee on uses of its name

Well, damn. I (correctly) feel a right old fool now. Thanks!

(Sadly I can no longer edit the original otherwise I would add a Mea Culpa.)

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