Corprate Bias Ratings
Scholastic, an American multinational publishing, education, and media company, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Scholastic frequently promotes gender ideology and DE&I in the books it publishes for children. Scholastic has released letters in support of the LGBTQ community and BLM movement, encouraging children to participate in BLM protests. The company has also donated books to Pride and Less Prejudice and LGBTQ organizations that support LGBTQ youth. Scholastic was prevented from advertising certain children's books on Facebook because of their explicit material. For these reasons, Scholastic receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Scholastic has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Ethics requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Scholastic does not have a charitable giving program.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Scholastic has “teaching tools” and “book lists” that promote LGBTQ and DE&I ideologies including depictions of same-sex parents with children and young homosexual couples (1)(2)(3)(4). The company’s CEO has released letters sympathizing with the LGBTQ movement and standing in solidarity with the BLM movement, and Scholastic’s “Kids Press” posted an article that promotes children participating in BLM protests (5)(6)(7)(8). Scholastic published a list of 100+ LGBTQ+ books on its website. These books were rejected from buying advertising space on Facebook due to violating its policies on explicit material. The books frequently discuss gender transitioning and other aspects of gender ideology (9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 8, 2023
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