RTP held its monthly meeting Thursday night, with the primary focus on a presentation about Common Core education standards. Jane Hogan from Eye on Virginia Education traveled to present to us for the evening, with some lively discussion on how new education standards are effecting Virginia schools. Joining us for the evening and offering a legislative perspective on Common Core was state senator Steve Martin, who discussed some of the history and challenges around education legislation.

Attendees were encouraged to get more engaged with their local school boards and the VA Board of Education, because the future belongs to those that show up! To receive legislative alerts on education legislation (and all other priorities for the state tea party federation), this sign-up link may be used: http://www.vtppf.org/cola-alerts/ For general information about the alerts, go here: http://www.vtppf.org/cola-alerts-explained/ The 2014 General Assembly session will be on us in short order.

Below is the presentation that Jane shared with us for the evening.

Common Core Presentation 10/23/14 – Richmond Tea Party