Youngkin sides with parents and clears way for cellphone-free schools

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA), mining his pro-parent playbook that helped him win in 2021, on Tuesday set the stage for a classroom ban on cellphones.

In leapfrogging over county school boards struggling with the issue, Youngkin’s new executive order will establish a model for banning cell phones from classrooms commonwealth-wide while still giving school boards the power to build their own plan.

“This essential action will promote a healthier and more focused educational environment where every child is free to learn,” the Republican governor said.

He is joining a handful of other states and some Virginia counties in clearing classrooms of student distractions as teachers play catch-up from educational losses suffered during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

In taking an action favored by many parents, he is also showing the value of focusing policy on children and improving education to national leaders and maybe former Read more…

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