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Sigh. Political Correctness, Yet Again!

A school in Nebraska is stirring up controversy after teachers were reportedly handed training documents instructing them to refrain from calling their students boys or girls.

The document, obtained by Nebraska Watchdog, wants to make sure teachers aren’t using phrases like “you guys”, and “ladies and gentlemen”.  Instead it offers the solution for students to be identified by things that are personally important to them, such as a favorite color, or TV show.

In part:

3.  Don’t use phrases such as “boys and girls” “you guys” “ladies and gentlemen” and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention.  Instead say things like “calling all readers” or “hey campers” or “could all the athletes come here” .  Create classroom names, then ask all of the “purple penguins” to meet at the rug.

(from the document entitled Transforming Traditional American (English) Speech (see what I did there?)  It’s got to be difficult for any schoolteacher to make the changes outlined.

And largely unnecessary.

h/t Facebook, IJR Review

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Sigh. Political Correctness, Yet Again!

  1. What would improve education would be a forced ratio of one administrative position only per twenty teachers.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | October 29, 2014, 9:05 am

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