I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Katherine Timpf reports over at NRO that a

Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

The piece quotes the Lincoln School Superintendent as saying, “We don’t get involved with gender preferences. We’re educating all kids . . . and we can’t be judgmental.”


I wonder what kind of critical thinking skills this sort of accommodation of gender identity disorder will teach the purple penguins in Lincoln.

A Modest Suggestion

I grew up on the leading edge of the sexual revolution, in a time when someone who chose not to engage in sex until marriage was not yet a rarity. Perhaps a return to that choice by a significant number of young people would result in the campus date rape rate returning to the lower levels seen 50 years ago.

Required Reading

The Chancellor of UC Berkeley has sent out an egregious email concerning “free speech” on campus. Ken White takes him to the woodshed.

People like Chancellor Dirks don’t just seek to raise a generation of civil Americans. They seek to raise a generation of Americans who look to the state to tell them what speech is acceptable. This is vile and shameful.

Read the whole thing.

Another Maryland School Board

WBAL reports that the Anne Arundel School Board will be hearing arguments at 1 pm this afternoon in the matter of the second-grader who was suspended in 2013 for chewing his breakfast pastry into a shape resembling a handgun. The School Board has previously upheld the suspension for manufacturing and possessing an Assault Pop-Tart.