Bruce D. Baker has written an exceptional post over at his blog, School Finance 101, titled Dismantling Public Accountability & Transparency in the Name of Accountability & Transparency?
The entire post is worth reading, but the third part, which focuses on the parent trigger, I think is particularly good.
He has developed a chart titled “Parent Trigger vs. Traditional District Schooling Governance” that really lays-out key issues very clearly. Here’s how he introduces it:
Parent trigger is quite possibly the most ludicrous corruption of public governance and accountability on the education reformy education policy table. Put simply, parent trigger is the most ill-conceived subversion of governance I’ve seen out there in the reformy playbook.
I’m adding his post to The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools.