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Youngkin Names Former Trump Administration Official Who Worked For Betsy DeVos, Was Research Fellow at Charles Koch Institute, as VA Deputy Secretary of Education

"Much of [McKenzie] Snow’s work in education policy has centered on school choice"


The Youngkin administration’s assault on public education continues.

“Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed McKenzie Snow — a former Trump official and aide to one-time U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos — as Virginia’s deputy secretary of education, the administration confirmed.”


“Without a shadow of a doubt, they take money away,” said James Fedderman, president of the Virginia Education Association, one of the state’s largest teachers unions. “And then public schools are left being told to operate as if they had all the funds they were supposed to have.” He described Snow’s appointment as another effort to undermine the state’s public schools, pointing to her support for voucher programs — another school choice initiative — as a research fellow for the Charles Koch Institute.

Snow should fit in well with Youngkin’s other education picks, including:

And, of course, let’s not forget Youngkin’s education-related initiatives so far:

Bottom line: Youngkin’s going to a lot of damage in four years, but we can limit it by making sure that Democrats keep control of the State Senate next year and also take back the House of Delegates. Let’s make sure we get that done!


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