The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is promoting an “LGBTQ Inclusivity” self-assessment for public school employees.

While school districts across the country are under fire for exposing children to radical gender ideology and dangerous sexual practices, the CDC is encouraging educators to help their “schools enhance LGBTQ inclusive policies, programs, and practices.”

As part of the federal agency’s Adolescent and School Health program, the CDC promotes an endeavor entitled “Supporting LGBTQ Youth.” The page says educators should have “fundamental knowledge” about LGBT terms and the “unique needs of transgender and gender diverse students.”

The agency endorses their October 2020 “LGBTQ Inclusivity” assessment as a tool for school employees to use to create a supportive environment for LGBT students. The CDC encourages school board members, principals, teachers, and other district employees to take the assessment, citing the influence of schools on students’ lives.

Schools play a critical role in supporting the health and academic development of all youth, including the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

The self-assessment includes four separate tests designed for all users, administrators, educators, and school health services staff and ranks an individual’s results into one of three categories: “Commit to Change,” “Beginning to Break Through,” and “Awesome Ally.”

The test asks respondents to assess their reactions to statements surrounding LGBT topics. The assessment for all users includes the phrase, “I recognize that gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation can be complex, are unique to an individual, and can be experienced on a continuum.” Another question asks school employees if they use neutral words like “partner” instead of “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” and if they use students’ chosen names and pronouns.

The assessment for school administrators features similar questions, including one asking district employees if their schools allow students to use the bathroom or locker room that “aligns to their chosen gender.” The test also asks educators if students at their school can access “age-appropriate” LGBT online content, including entertainment sites.

The CDC directs respondents to resources like an article from PFLAG entitled “Guide to Being a Trans Ally” and a link to The Future of Sex Education, which encourages educators to teach “LGBTQ inclusive” sexual education in schools.

Additionally, the agency features an LGBT glossary at the end of the assessment, including definitions for terms like “gender identity,” “non-binary,” and “transgender.”

This is not the first time the CDC has promoted radical ideologies to public school employees.

Earlier this year, grassroots activist Carlos Turcios received screenshots of a survey from the CDC that Fort Worth Independent School District administered to high school students. The survey asked students for personal details about their level of sexual activity, in addition to questions regarding their gender identity.

With Texas’ 88th Legislative Session less than one week away, concerned citizens are calling on state legislators to take action and pass legislation to protect children from exposure to these radical ideologies in public schools.

Katy Drollinger

Katy is eager to use her skills in writing and research to accurately report on issues for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.

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