CDC Issues ‘Assessment Tool’ for Teachers to Determine Their Level of Commitment to LGBTQ Agenda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided an “assessment tool” for teachers to determine how “LGBTQ inclusive” they are with students.

  • The “tool” provided by the CDC has been posted to the agency’s Twitter account as a guide to “help” teachers assess their commitment to “LGBTQ inclusivity” in the classroom. 
  • Included in the assessment are questions about school personnel and their commitment to “queer theory” and encourages sex-ed teachers to refer to boys as “body with a penis” and girls as “body with a vagina.”
  • The document also promotes decorating classrooms with LGBTQ paraphernalia including “visual labels (e.g. rainbow flags, pink triangles, unisex bathroom signs) marking it as a safe space for LGBTQ students” and advocacy for a “Gay/Straight Alliance” membership at the school. 
  • Commitment to the ideology is measured on an ‘LGBTQ Inclusivity Continumm’ and is rated as minimally inclusive, moderately inclusive, or highly inclusive.
  • According to the CDC, the assessment is “not a ‘one-and-done’ tool for measuring inclusivity or a tool for people to get a ‘high’ score on and assume they have no more work to do,” rather a way for teachers to realize the “work” is ongoing. 

“The CDC’s imprimatur on this ‘self-assessment tool’ — and the inclusion of numerous links to resources and activist organizations — amounts to little more than bullying teachers, administrators, and school health professionals who might have reservations about ‘affirmation’ and ‘inclusion’ efforts in schools,” Neily said. “It is troubling that during a global pandemic, this is where the CDC’s efforts were focused.” 

  • In September 2022, a school district in California launched its first “Rainbow Club,” an LGBTQ meeting targeting elementary students.
  • ‘Out Safe Schools,’ a group working to train “administrators and school staff to be visible LGBTQIA+ allies,” was seen promoted on the poster for the event.
  • The school also created a “Queer All School Year” theme that encourages different pride curricula all year long. 
  • In Florida, the Miami-Dade School Board rejected adopting the month of October as “LGBTQ history month” for students after members said it conflicted with the state’s Parental Rights in Education Act.
  • Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been on the front line fighting for parents, passing the law which prohibits any classroom instruction of sexual orientation and gender ideology through third grade. “We’re going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum,” DeSantis said earlier this year.