Fully fund the Virginia Retirement System.
Prepare Arlington children to be successful students and productive citizens.
* Increase high-school completion rates and support for initiatives for dropout prevention
* Full funding for preschool, reduction in class size, an increase teacher salaries
* Support full funding of Standards of Quality
10.19.2010 Delegate Hope received a "Rookie of the Year" award from the Virginia Education Association (VEA) at the local Arlington Education Association (AEA) meeting. Delegate Hope received the honor for his 100 percent VEA voting record in the 2010 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly. The Arlington Education Association is an organization of members, including teachers and educational support personnel, who advocate for its members by meeting regularly with Arlington Public Schools administration and School Board members to discuss working conditions, instruction, benefits and wages.