Who is Youngkin SEC ED Nominee Guidera?
Dear Governor-Elect Youngkin,
We are citizens who worked very hard to elect you to office. We are concerned about your nomination of Ms. Guidera to one of the most important appointed positions in Virginia Government. We believe Education largely decides the future of our Commonwealth and our Country. Clearly Ms. Guidera is very accomplished.
Why are we concerned? According to a report from the Daily Wire, Ms. Guidera’s company, Data Quality Campaign (DQC) from 2003-2018 took grants from the globalist Gates foundation of more than $26M. She took grants from and is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and collaborates with a collage of race identity-equity (= outcomes) pursuing-globalist non-profits. In 2017 she supported a Maryland commission on restorative practices and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
From the website of DQC (her company until 2018): “It is not enough to collect education and workforce data—it must be used to inform decision making that fosters equitable education outcomes and life-sustaining careers (emphasis added).” This is consistent with Ms. Guidera other associations.This statement and her advocacy for equal outcomes rings alarm bells.
To alleviate our concerns, would you and Ms. Guidera please respond to these questions on the record:
Does Ms. Guidera:
- Support Political ideology: Virginia state code (8VAC20-131-51) requires Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for graduation. How do you address the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) goals of advancing equity, self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making?
- The Pahara-Aspen Education identifies leaders in the education-equity movement. As a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow do you follow their criteria for fellowship?
- Support critical theory fundamentals and praxis in culturally responsive instruction/teaching (CRI/T) ?
- Support racial, sexual, class, identity quotas in teacher hiring, retention, and development?
- Support restorative justice (burying repetitive student criminal behavior in the schools)?
- Plan to provide safety and privacy for students (see: VDOE Trans policy and Loudoun Schools rape coverup)?
- Plan to eliminate teacher indoctrination in CR-based ideology?
- Do you support critical theorist definition of equity (of outcomes)?
- Do you agree with Ibram X. Kendi’s assertion that “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.?”
Gov-Elect Youngkin, these questions are for you:
- Who recommended and vetted Ms. Guidera?
- Gov-Elect Youngkin, were you aware of your nominee’s background in critical theory advocacy in education?
- Why could you not find a SEC ED nominee from Virginia?
Gov-Elect Youngkin, we need your Secretary of Education to be in this fight with us, not against us.
Respectfully signed by Virginia Youngkin supporters
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Ask your Republican leaders to help resolve your questions: Phone: (804) 780-0111, Info@Virginia.GOP.
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Ms. Gueria was credited with helping…“Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in 30 cities that ensure their communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.” See:https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/105144/envisioning-a-new-future-building-trust-for-data-use.pdf
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