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Gender neutral or neutering?

Attacks on liberty in our schools - common Core and other global initiatives put a worm into this apple, producing students who do not think. Here's another worm: when teachers take a prey from among their own students. Not to mention a teacher who prostitutes herself to a corrupt seller of offices. Or an anti-bullying campaign that pulls a cruel humanitarian hoax by replacing one kind of bullying with another.

Yesterday the campaign for gender neutral language and gender neutral everything breached another bastion of gender distinction. The Board of Education in Lincoln, Nebraska, issued “guidelines” for all teachers to follow when addressing their pupils. The guidelines told teachers not to address their pupils as “boys and girls” or “you guys” or even “ladies and gentlemen.” Instead they must select a gender neutral common name. Among the suggestions: “purple penguins.”