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Modern-day Indoctrination in Private Schools. LHPS?

February 2023


Parents Defending Education

Modern-day indoctrination in private schools

The National Association of Independent Schools, a nonprofit based in Washington D.C. representing over 1,600 private schools, offers a window into how school associations can bring new 21st-century indoctrination and activism into schools.

Learning about a school’s associations and affiliations gives parents a sense of a school’s priorities and practices because private school associations are often as ideologically captured as public school districts.

According to its 2019 IRS 990 filing, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) says it “co-creates the future of education by uniting and empowering our community.”

But upon closer inspection, it is clear that the association connects a woke-industrial complex of affiliated associations and accreditors, consultants, search and hiring firms, and education companies to its member-“independent” schools through its relationships with woke donors and foundations, board of trustees, “career center” jobs board, resources such as its “Principles of Good Practice (PGPs)” guidance and “Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM)” survey tool and multiple conferences throughout the year, including its “flagship” People of Color Conference each December.

Affiliated associations and accreditors

The NAIS uses the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA), the association for accreditors which was formerly a department within NAIS called the Commission on Accreditation, to influence curriculum and teaching methods of member schools, under the guise of “quality assurance and accountability.”

For more detailed information on NAIS go to this link: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) - Parents Defending Education

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