“Advocates of state’s parent-trigger law seek to expand its influence”

Advocates of state’s parent-trigger law seek to expand its influence is an article in Ed Source describing plans trigger proponents have in our state of California.

I was particularly struck by the comments of Professor John Rogers from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies:

Calling it an “old Wild West metaphor,” Rogers said the law “taps into a real frustration at the core of many parents’ experiences, but it deflects from the real cause of that frustration.”

Instead of shifting power from a “recalcitrant bureaucracy to parents with a holster,” he said developing empowered relationships among parents and educators would be more effective for the entire community.

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