What’s up with all the surveys for kids?

The short answer is that schools are data-mining your children. Do not comply! Here’s how it works.

Using questionnaires, surveys, assessments, and emotional “check-ins,” Social Emotional Learning (SEL) continuously gathers personal information to create a permanent psychological data profile about every child. This data is then filtered through the lens of “cultural competency” and “assessed,” which triggers interventions designed to move them along a continual path of “improvement” toward becoming “culturally competent.” SEL advocates claim all students are at some level of “trauma” requiring “mitigation.” Often that mitigation means “mental health services,” without parental notification.

The surveys have many names. [Chart taken from Courage Is A Habit guide.]

According to SEL, “cultural competency” is an “equity” worldview which is new world order thinking. “Equity” is a framework dividing all of us into either an oppressor or an oppressed hierarchy of social status.

To summarize, the continual surveys are tools used to identify your child’s values, attitudes, and beliefs so the data miners can know what mitigations are needed to transform your children into believers and champions of the new cultural dogmas. These new dogmas include accepting and affirming that we are all either inherently shameful white supremacists or victims of this embedded bigotry; that our Constitutional Republic is systemically racist; that gender distinctions are hate speech; that people can change genders; that a global climate apocalypse is upon us; and that the traditional family is an oppressive institution.


  • Instruct your children to NEVER take any surveys or questionnaires that ask personal questions. Have them inform their teachers that they will not participate and that they should refer those survey questions to you.
  • Give the principal and teachers an opt out letter informing them that your children are not allowed to answer any questions or fill out any surveys or questionnaires asking personal questions.
  • Carefully review letters or emails from school. They often slip in notifications of upcoming surveys. Most will be administered without your consent unless you opt out.

Examples of Intrusive Surveys
A survey was embedded in a 9th grade Spanish class in rural Minnesota this fall asking for students’ genders and pronouns, religious beliefs, examples of “hard things” that have happened to them, things to “change” about themselves, something to change in their lives or in the world, what bothers them or makes them angry and sad and happy, who lives in their house, and more. Sample of survey questions (PDF)

At a Mankato school and another metro district, a 9th grade English class was given a “Morality Test.” After asking shocking questions, the survey concluded by assigning a political identity based upon their answers. Questions such as:

Is it okay if a “a brother and a sister decide that they want to sleep with each other – just once, to see what it would be like?”

Is it okay for a man “to order a custom-built sex doll designed to look just like his niece?”

Is it okay for a woman to tell her date she’s on the pill when she isn’t?

Is it okay to serve dog meat to children?

The surveys always sound routine. For instance, see this announcement for a coming Taylors Falls school “screening” survey. Note that ALL students are being screened, not just those identified as needing special attention.

Protect your kids’ privacy and emotional health! Teach them how to say NO to intrusive, personal questioning in their schools.

Want more information? Check out our CPL web page Privacy for data collecting, privacy rights, and opt outs.

Check out our CPL web page SEL for information about why “SEL competencies” are not at all what they pretend to be.