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Parent Trigger Laws

Parents Revolt Against Failing Schools

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Parent Trigger Laws Are Likely to Fire Blanks

Patte Barth | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Patte Barth

The authors of Parent Trigger Laws will say their intent is to empower parents. But, as with so many things, good intentions alone do not translate into good actions.

De-Bunking Some Common Myths About Parent Trigger

Eric Lerum | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education
Eric Lerum

A posting here last week exposed some common misperceptions about parent trigger, an important education reform policy that is gaining national attention due to the release of the film Won't Back Down.

The Three Big Lies in Won't Back Down

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

I saw Won't Back Down last week. The crowd loved it, and I might have liked it too, if I hadn't known why it was produced or been aware of the three big lies at the heart of the movie.

Rhee At GOP Convention: Ed Reform Will Require 'Getting Ready For A Fight'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee called for classroom teach...

Parent Trigger Laws: What Leading Thinkers Have To Say

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Parents in Adelanto, Calif., scored a victory for advocates of the "par...

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Florida Bills Would Allow Parents To Fire Teachers, Require Teachers To Grade Parents

Posted 03.31.2012 | Education

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools. Under the first par...