School District Issues Handouts Urging Teachers to Stop Calling Kids ‘Boys and Girls’

Classroom pdLINCOLN, Neb. — A school district in Nebraska is facing opposition over its teacher and administrative training, which urges faculty to stop using gender-specific terms such as “boys and girls,” but to rather utilize more inclusive language so as to accommodate transgender students or those who don’t think they fit into any gender.

Parent Rachel Terry recently told the Lincoln Journal Star that she plans to attend the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) board meeting on Oct. 14 to express concern over several handouts that were issued to teachers to promote the use of more gender-neutral terms. One of the documents, which is now available online, is produced by the organization Gender Spectrum and outlines “12 Easy Steps On the Way to Gender Inclusiveness.”

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

The document urges teachers to include other options besides just boy or girl in their speech.

“When you find it necessary to reference gender, say ‘boy, girl, both or neither,'” it states. “When asked why, use this as a teachable moment. Emphasize to students that your classroom recognizes and celebrates the gender diversity of all students.”

The list of steps also asks teachers to avoid separating the boys from the girls because of their identity, but to rather find other differences that aren’t gender specific.

“Avoid asking kids to line up as boys or girls or separating them by gender,” it reads. “Instead, use things like ‘odd and even birth date,’ or ‘Which would you choose: skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.'”

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The Lincoln Journal Star reports that other handouts discuss the “continuum of sex and gender, and that the human condition doesn’t operate on a strict binary system of male and female.”

Student Services Director Russ Uhing said that the purpose of the documents is to help make students feel more welcomed, especially homosexual or transgender students, which he said run a greater risk of having mental issues or committing suicide.

“The agenda we’re promoting is to help all kids succeed,” also stated Brenda Leggiardo, LPS coordinator of social workers and counselors. “If there’s a staff member that’s uninformed and unsupportive, that can be pretty scary for a family maybe struggling to understand transgender issues themselves.”

Superintendent Steve Joel additionally outlined that although the training is in place, teachers are not required to eliminate gender-specific terms.

“Never once has anyone inside our system mandated that a teacher take [the words] ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ and ‘gentlemen’ out of their interactions with children or interaction with adults,” he said.

But Terry says that she is still concerned that the district is using taxpayer dollars to push the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) agenda.

“By sidelining academic teacher training and replacing it with social re-engineering, the LPS administration has placed a higher priority on social reformation than on education,” she wrote in an email to other parents, who she urged to attend next week’s meeting.

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  • Susan Moore

    Doing just what the devil wants!!!!!!!

  • Haqodeshim

    When your Government’s god is money, soon it is not just interested in forcing a small Christian business baker or florist to provide baked goods or floral arrangements for homosexuals marriage ceremonies, thus violating the first amendment, it moves for your children’s souls too!

    Some production companies and some popular books, sell the notion that the Beast is coming and the last days are about to come, but in reality, they are already here.

    1% of America’s wealthy are millionaires or greater in wealth. 50% of the 1% reside in the SEVEN counties surrounding Washington, DC. So our Government is no longer a Republic, but rather a shadow illusion of one. What we have is an oligarchy that does not represent the 99% of the rest of the country.

    The current argument over homosexuality began with our Progressive Government, who’d much rather talk about it rather than reform taxation so marriage is not at the center of it as Rand Paul suggested before the Supreme Courts enabling of the Progressive agenda, nor stop the Progressive Government’s enslavement of the populace with their overspending; no instead they throw out the red herring of homosexual rights to redefine marriage which is none of their business instead of reforming themselves, their overspending and abusive taxation. They’ll push the homosexual agenda through the eye of the needle and strain out a gnat rather then pass a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget,so if you didn’t know what the Progressives agenda was before, you do now.

    The SEVEN hills of Babylon/Rome from Revelation are alive and well in the SEVEN counties surrounding Washington, DC, and they worship the BEAST/”love of money”!

    13“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other,or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

    14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight. – Luke 16 NIV;

  • Gary

    This is what you can expect from people who think God is fiction and homosexuals are normal and moral.

  • Tina Taylor

    somebody make it stop PLEASE !!!

  • Reason2012

    “A school district in Nebraska is facing opposition over its teacher and administrative training, which urges faculty to stop using gender-specific terms such as “boys and girls,” but to rather utilize more inclusive language so as to accommodate transgender students or those who don’t think they fit into any gender.”

    Opposition indeed. Make your voice heard, or the anti-God perversion activists will pervert everything they can get their hands on.

  • The Last Trump

    It just keeps getting weirder. Seriously, how do I get off this ride.

  • Rachael EM

    on.y those who know what’s righ, and what Gods truth says can stop this. stop crying about it over the net and step up people! our voices can be heard! step up!!!

  • James Grimes

    This is one of the more ridiculous things I have heard about recently. Only someone with an Ed.D could manufacture this.

  • They love their perverse ways so much and hate themselves for it, but they don’t want to stop doing it so they want to take everyone along with it so they are not alone when they are thrown in hell with satan… They want us to accept the sick things they do and we know the government is just playing right along with them, and who cares with the rest of the world… I honestly believe that gays and lesbians hate themselves and even when they say they love themselves, they obviously do not! I believe that when they look in the mirror, they want to vomit, but then satan’s demons are in them… They truly need deliverance and if they are willing, they can be….. Truly, many will remain in this lifestyle as they choose to enjoy the ways of the world. I will leave that up to God… God knows who they are..

    Let’s focus more on the children;
    Pray for the children because we know that they are not hearing the Word of God, even from their own home. May the children, be strong and search for the truth and find God. In Jesus name…Amen

  • MC

    Atheists and Libtards are really dumbing down America!

  • KenS

    Things like this and the mandatory sex education classes for kindergarten that teach LGBT as an alternate lifestyle to 5 yr olds, is why I pulled my kids from public school and put them in the School that my Church started.

  • exoticdoc2

    I’d say this is the height of idiocy, but the problem is I’d be saying that constantly as the idiots keep reaching new heights.

  • Jeff

    Is “Hey, you. Yeah, you over there in the corner.” still an option?

    • The Last Trump

      Absolutely not. Clearly not enough attention given to the LGBT cause with such homophobic language.