From the DPVA:
ICYMI: Governor Youngkin Attacks Public Schools Again, Establishes Big Brother Watchdog Office
Richmond, VA – After establishing a “tip line” to snitch on teachers, Big Brother authoritarian Governor Youngkin has taken his efforts one step further now and created a new office within the Department of Education to undermine public schools and established a watchdog authority over teachers. This is the Governor’s latest abuse of power to attack our public schools and their staff.
From the start of his administration, Governor Youngkin has continually attacked Virginia’s public schools. Since the release of the Governor’s failed divisive tipline, his administration has faced backlash from across the country. A growing list of educators, students, parents, and more have all condemned the Governor’s efforts to bully educators and whitewash history. Gov. Youngkin threatened to use official state resources to defund Virginia schools that didn’t comply with his illegal executive order.
“Once again the Governor is attempting to bully our teachers – first with his tip line and now with the establishment of the Watchdog Office,” said DPVA Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “Governor Youngkin claims that education was his highest priority, but so far he has only wreaked havoc on our school systems, threatened to defund school divisions across the Commonwealth, and attacked our educators.”
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WVTF: Youngkin administration creating new parent-teacher office
Governor Glenn Youngkin’s administration is creating a new office within the Department of Education to provide parents with guidance on how to interact with teachers, he said Friday.
Youngkin was speaking at a forum of Latino business leaders. While speaking mostly about efforts to grow small business and his budget priorities, he told the audience about the new office.
“We’re launching, as part of the Department of Education, basically a parents matter office,” he said. “And it’s an office that actually is there to work with and for parents.”