March 8, 2023 News & Press Releases

FIRST, THEN, NOW: Youngkin’s Superintendent Scandal (So Far)

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – First, thanks to Governor Youngkin’s astonishing incompetence, K-12 schools across the Commonwealth lost $201 million in state funding.

Then, a full three months later, Youngkin’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow, resigned her post, without explanation. Jillian Balow’s last day is March 9, the same day that Youngkin takes his roadshow of disasters to the national stage, joining Jake Tapper for a CNN Town Hall. Meanwhile, the Virginia Republican Party dismissed the concerns of families and educators, calling the unusual and murky departure of Balow a “routine staff turnover.”

Now, Glenn Youngkin refuses to answer to Virginian parents, teachers, and students. When asked directly by CBS6, Glenn Youngkin refused to answer whether or not he asked for Barlow’s resignation – not once, not twice, but three separate times.

“Virginia’s parents, teachers, and students all deserve better. They deserve better than Youngkin’s incompetence and they deserve better than his deflections and lies,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia.