“State education board delays fate of ‘parent trigger’ law until March” is the headline of a Sacramento Bee article describing what happened at today’s California State Board Of Education’s meeting.
In other words, it showed some wisdom.
Here is an excerpt:
However, the fate of the “parent trigger” is undecided as the state board decided to take up the issue at its March meeting to give time for California Department of Education staff to analyze the current regulation and form a stakeholder group to work on a long term solution.
The 2009 Parent Empowerment law allows parents to petition for dramatic changes at struggling schools, including closing the campus, overhauling staff and programs, or converting to an independently run charter school. The law, approved as emergency regulations, is set to expire March 15.
The state board – a majority of which were appointed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown – will decide March 9 whether to extend the emergency regulations. The board will not consider draft regulations submitted by the previous board, instead opting to start from scratch with more input from interest groups.
The L.A. Weekly, which has regularly been running stories in support of the parent trigger law, also published an article on the meeting. Theirs is headlined Shocker: California Superintendent Tom Torlakson Plans to Re-Write Parent Trigger Law, Education Reformers Stunned.
State Board of Education puts the brakes on parent-trigger law is from the Los Angeles Times.
John Fensterwald also has a useful post about the meeting.