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California Parent Trigger Law

A Surprising New Twist On Latest Parent-Trigger Effort

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | BEAU YARBROUGH | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A group of parents appear ready to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to enact sweeping changes at their elementary school. ...

Failing LAUSD School Targeted In Parent Trigger Law Petition

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Los Angeles

By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Parents at an underperforming Los Angeles elementary school are seeking to wrest con...

Board OKs Charter Takeover Of California Public School

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The real-life version of “Won’t Back Down” — the recent movie t...

Parents Choose New Charter Operator In First Ever 'Parent Trigger'

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A small group of parents in Adelanto, Calif., became the first in the n...

First 'Parent Trigger' Moves To A Crucial Vote After Court Ruling

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. About nine months ago, at a small park playground a few hundred feet from their children's...

School Choice Programs Expanded Nationwide Despite Heavy Opposition

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

In an article titled “School Choice Marches Forward” for Education Next, Jonathan Butcher, Education Director for the Goldwater Institute, examine...

No Hollywood Ending For Struggling Real-Life 'Won't Back Down' School

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Doreen Diaz left the red carpet movie premiere of “Won’t Back Down” in New York City...

Won't Back Down: Myth-Making Can't Stand Up to Real Life Education Heroes

Nancy Schniedewind | Posted 12.01.2012 | Education
Nancy Schniedewind

Won't Back Down portrays the heroism of one parent and one teacher fighting harmful educational practices by taking over their school. Their victory is as mythic as it is misleading.

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.

Parents 'Won't Back Down' From School Choice

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Can a feature-length movie help promote the reform of our schools?

Big Win For Parents In California: Failing School Takeover Approved

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have parents drive school reform received a substantial boost with a court ordering a San Bernardino County school d...

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

Profit Empowerment Not Parent Empowerment

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

My goal is to stop the systematic dismantling of public schools in our society as I believe they are the cornerstone of our democracy. My goal is also to stop the wasteful distribution of my tax dollars. This is a prime example.

Diane Ravitch: Proving Why Parents Need a Revolution

Ben Austin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
Ben Austin

Unfortunately, it has become clear over the past two years that those who currently hold power view parent empowerment as a threat and, therefore, will do whatever they can to stop it.

State OKs Regulation To Give Parents More Power Over Schools

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

The California State Board of Education unanimously voted today to tentatively approve a set of rules that outlines and gives parents more power to dr...

Compton Parents Use New 'Trigger Law' To Demand Charter School

AP | Christina Hoag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Chanting "yes we can!" and "si se puede!", a busload of parents on Tuesday became the first in California to try to force refo...