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Sanity in Nebraska Case of the 'Purple Penguins'

Oct. 30, 2014

A Nebraska school recently achieved infamy by directing teachers to call kids “purple penguins” (as an example) instead of outdated, gender-specific terms like “boys and girls.” Such politically correct garbage predictably caused a backlash, which brings this good news. “After nearly a month of defending them, Lincoln Public Schools District in Nebraska has finally agreed to stop using the infamous ‘purple penguin’ transgender training handouts,” National Review’s Katherine Timpf reports. “At Tuesday’s Lincoln Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Steve Joel conceded that the handouts were not ‘appropriate, purposeful’ or ‘clear,’ and that he ‘directed them to be removed’ from the district’s schools.” Who says educating people doesn’t pay? More…

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