Nov 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Glenn Youngkin: GOP has winning path on education

From left: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Virginia Gov.-elect Glen Youngkin, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speak yesterday in Phoenix
From left: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speak Wednesday in Phoenix. Photo: Jonathan J. Cooper/AP

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin told the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that his race shows the party has a winning path on education, AP reports.

Why it matters: Youngkin admitted it's an issue where the GOP has "historically been a bit on our heels."

What they're saying: "The polls kept telling us that education was the seventh or eighth or ninth most important issue," Youngkin said. "Let me tell you: It is the top issue right now. And Republicans across the country can own this topic."

  • He said Republicans can win by pushing for "strong schools that teach our children how to excel, not watering down the curriculum, a school where parents have a say in what their children are being taught."
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