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Youngkin Statement on One Year of Closed Schools in Virginia

March 13, 2021

“Parents and students have suffered for far too long under the Northam Administration’s education policies”

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Conservative Republican business leader and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin today released the following statement marking one year of Virginia students being kept out of classrooms.

“Parents and students have suffered for far too long under the Northam Administration’s school closure policies,” said Youngkin. “As governor, I would immediately give parents the choice of sending their children to school five days a week. School closures have caused too many setbacks for Virginia’s children, and it’s shameful that politicians in Richmond continue to bow to special interests instead of doing what is best for children.”

One year ago today, Governor Northam ordered schools across the Commonwealth to close. Now, study after study has demonstrated that we can safely open schools with COVID precautions, yet many remain closed or only partially open. As a result, Virginia’s children have been unnecessarily harmed academically and emotionally.

Youngkin will fight for what’s best for Virginia’s parents, students, and teachers. If elected, Youngkin promises to reopen Virginia schools immediately. To prevent future shutdowns, Youngkin will tie education funding directly to schools being open. Additionally, Youngkin founded the Virginia Wins PAC which will support Republicans in school board and other local races so that Republicans across the Commonwealth have a voice in their schools and local government.

Virginians can learn more about Glenn at and by following him on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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