Last week, 6,000 educators attending the National Education Association’s 2013 Representative Assembly voted to stand with parents against parent trigger laws. What are parent trigger laws? With a majority of parent support, parents can petition for one of several “turnaround” options to occur: Convert the school into a publicly funded charter school Replace a substantial […]
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The Disempowerment of Public School Paren...
The parent trigger has been relentlessly marketed to parents and policy makers as an “empowerment” that enables parents to conduct a petition campaign in their community to fire their school’s staff and change its governance. This has all the rhetoric of democratic activism – a majority of the parents deciding “what’s best” for the education […]