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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

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    Can I get a show of hands from all of the Progressives in Nebraska?

    No one?

    As someone from Nebraska, I can assure you progressiveness is a growing movement.


    Or perhaps it's not.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    As someone from Nebraska, I can assure you progressiveness is a growing movement.


    Or perhaps it's not.
    Maybe Lincoln, because it's a college town.

    I was happy to see the races finally living together in Omaha when I went to my HS reunion last year. Back in the early seventies, 24th st. was a dividing line.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Maybe Lincoln, because it's a college town.

    I was happy to see the races finally living together in Omaha when I went to my HS reunion last year. Back in the early seventies, 24th st. was a dividing line.
    Where did you go to high school? 24th st. isn't so much a divider anymore, that just got moved a little more west. Still kind of divided here, north, south and west but it is somewhat better I guess. I live in South Omaha and love it.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Where did you go to high school? 24th st. isn't so much a divider anymore, that just got moved a little more west. Still kind of divided here, north, south and west but it is somewhat better I guess. I live in South Omaha and love it.
    I went to Papillion HS. I lived in La Vista. They have since added La Vista to the name of the school. They've also enlarged the campus considerably. After graduation, my first apt. was in So. O. on woolworth ave across from Hanscom park, just down the street from the Birthplace of Gerald Ford (The guy who designed the layout of the Ford place was the brother of our drummer. His last name is Dubas). That apt. building is boarded up now.

    Then I moved in with the Warner brothers on Hazel street, just off the freeway ramp. That ramp access is closed off now from Hazel st. and they changed the number on the house. After that, I lived with a girl friend at a location that I can't quite remember (my wife was with me when we went to see all of the places that I had lived in Omaha). Still in So. O though. I moved to Texas in 1978.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    GID is very real, but... aren't we crossing the line over into absurd when we start talking about no longer using gender-specific phrases? Whether a person is literally physically one or the other, or if they internally identify as one or the other (or both), they're still one or the other (or both), hence no one is being excluded. I swear, sometimes the human species makes things more complicated than they need to be.
    I think these guidelines are too extreme. But it is time to stop stereotyping and segregating children by gender when it is not necessary. For example, let each child decide whether to take Home Ec or Woodshop, or both, rather than automatically assigning them to one or the other based on gender. Even better, have all children take both classes.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    As usual, snopes comes to try to mislead. (Not that the purple penguins is completely honest either.

    It's not a "ban" per se.

    It talks about gender identity, and that they should split the class, rather than by gender, but by things like preference. To minimize using gender terms like "you guys".

    Further, they want to teach kids (not sure at what age that starts), that there's your biological sex, the sex that you associate yourself as, and the sex you want to be addressed as (male, female, both or neither).

    At one point it does bring out the purple penguins as one of many alternative "gender inclusive" terms.

    Personally, I think this goes from the ridiculous to the harmful, depending on just how strongly this gets enforced in schools.

    It's bad enough that most kids sports don't even count score in the games... now they want to just further and needlessly confuse children.

    Since being LGBT is really a small portion of the population, and that this seems to be aimed at younger children, who would never have even thought about being LGBT, or as a spectrum of gender, at most just the biological aspects of sex education should be made, at an appropriate age.

    Or maybe taught as part of inevitable "sensitivity training", but to transform the sexual identity of otherwise normal children is wrong.
    Its not a 'ban' at all. The article I read and that was presented here said nothing about a 'ban'. It quite accurately stated (as affirmed by the school superintendent) that the teachers were given that ridiculous curriculum and guidance in the first place. That is, as affirmed by Snopes...'true'.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    I went to Papillion HS. I lived in La Vista. They have since added La Vista to the name of the school. They've also enlarged the campus considerably. After graduation, my first apt. was in So. O. on woolworth ave across from Hanscom park, just down the street from the Birthplace of Gerald Ford (The guy who designed the layout of the Ford place was the brother of our drummer. His last name is Dubas). That apt. building is boarded up now.

    Then I moved in with the Warner brothers on Hazel street, just off the freeway ramp. That ramp access is closed off now from Hazel st. and they changed the number on the house. After that, I lived with a girl friend at a location that I can't quite remember (my wife was with me when we went to see all of the places that I had lived in Omaha). Still in So. O though. I moved to Texas in 1978.
    So cool! I love the Hanscom park area, it's too bad some parts are kind of sketchy but they are trying to fix the area up. Nice to find someone on here who has a connection.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I think these guidelines are too extreme. But it is time to stop stereotyping and segregating children by gender when it is not necessary. For example, let each child decide whether to take Home Ec or Woodshop, or both, rather than automatically assigning them to one or the other based on gender. Even better, have all children take both classes.
    Since when do we not allow a child which electives him/her can take?

    Do they even still have woodshop? I would think the insurance would be unaffordable.

    I took home ec in junior high, a long time ago. I knew that's where the girls, and the food were.

    Besides, that's not what these guidelines are about anyways. They are about indoctrination.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    That's the problem. They can't be fired, they're in control, and have been for the last 40 years! Stuff like this really makes me mad, I mean really mad, like I want to physically harm these Darwin candidates!

    Anyone that pays attention to modern education these days can't help but come away with a very dim outlook for our future. If it isn't the knee jerk laziness of our teachers to run as fast as they can to the school psychologist to get these "unruly" (meaning rambunctious boys) kids drugged up on ADHD meds, then it is the almost deranged ideological nudging of school curriculums into more progressive PC friendly indoctrination courses.

    I mean, it really is scary, and only a few of us really see how it works.


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    As a parent of middle school and hs aged kids, education today is sub par. Its all about the test, not understanding the material. My son is struggling in algebra 2. We email the teacher, he tells the teacher he is having trouble, teacher says he has to prepare for the test and cannot devote any time. Its unbelievable. Its been steadily heading this way.

    My daghter has come up in this system, she has been forced to solve math problems the complicated way, not keeping it simple. As parents we do not get what they want, so we cant really help her.

    I simply just hope that my kids will be prepared for college and the real world, based on their education to this point.

    And i live in one of the "best school systems" in florida.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hot damn am I good or what!

    Gender Trolls


    Claim: A school district in Lincoln, Nebraska has banned the use of gender pronouns and ordered teachers to use neutral terms such as "purple penguins" instead.

    MIXTURE:
    TRUE: Lincoln Public Schools have provided educators with materials to better understand gender identity issues.
    FALSE: The Lincoln school district has banned all reference to gender and discouraged use of gendered pronouns in favor of calling students "purple penguins."

    snopes.com: Nebraska School Bans Genders in Favor of 'Purple Penguins'
    It seems some can find or manufacture problems where there were none before. Let's call our kids purple whatevers in the name of the gender crisis.
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