84 Dioceses Partner With Firm Pushing Drag Queen Books, LGBT Ideology In Schools

The Lepanto Institute recently spoke with several Catholic educators from around the country who expressed concern that their diocesan schools were using evaluation tools provided by an organization that promotes LGBT ideologies. In the first place, they were unhappy that diocesan funds were being used to support an organization that was acting so clearly in opposition to Catholic moral teaching. But more directly, they were worried about what was included in the evaluations and how curricula could change based upon the recommendations of the evaluation company.

The evaluation company is called NWEA, formerly the Northwest Evaluation Association, and it describes itself as:

[A] research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency – and provide insights to help tailor instruction.

According to a fact sheet found on NWEA’s website titled, “How Catholic Schools Partner with NWEA for Student Success,” NWEA is a partner with over 1,900 Catholic Schools in 84 dioceses, reaching 400,000 Catholic students. Furthermore, the fact sheet indicates that NWEA is a corporate sponsor of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).

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