The Rome Tea Party hosted about 100 people at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center in Rome last night. Tea Party members from several counties, interested parents and Mayor David Pennington of Dalton, Georgia were in attendance. The panel of experts included Dr. Mike Buck from the State School Superintendent’s Office, State Senator Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) and Attorney Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow of the American Principles Project.
I served as the moderator and fielded questions from the audience. Grant Evans was in attendance and recorded the event. I couldn’t hold back my opinions as we talked about Social Studies standards. We are not teaching the greatness of America and we’ve got to get back to that.
You can listen to the forum here:
There were no explosive revelations and I suspect if you supported Common Core, you still do and you didn’t, you still don’t.
The best line of the evening was from Jane Robbins when she said, “Common Core is going down.” I think we’ll be hearing more about this and my biggest concern is being sure we (Tea Parties) don’t get painted as the anti-standards group.
How will this issue come to a head? State Sen. Ed. Ligon has a bill left hanging in the state legislature to withdraw Georgia from Common Core. This will be the rallying cry on this issue for the next legislative session. Stay tuned.
Here’s the report from the Rome News-Tribune.