Here’s an excerpt from LAUSD passes guidelines for Parent Trigger, seeks changes in state law in The Los Angeles Daily News: Following a ruckus over the use of the Parent Trigger law at two Los Angeles Unified schools, the board set guidelines Tuesday for to better deal with efforts to handle the takeover and transformation […]
I’ve previously posted in my other blog about controversy regarding wording recently used in a blog post about the parent trigger by Diane Ravitch. It appears that some people in public life have remarkably thin skin. Diane has just posted a must-read response to the “uproar.” Check out My Reply to Ben Austin’s Open Letter […]
The ‘parent trigger’ trap is a good editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times. Here’s how it ends: Reformers might fear that a more open process would lead to more misinformation and even intimidation of parents by teachers or others with a vested interest in the status quo, but a closed petition means that parents are […]
Watts teachers urge public notice for parent trigger campaigns is the headline of an L.A. Times article depicting the destructiveness of the parent trigger. It joins a long list of similar stories, many which you can find on this blog….
“Parent trigger” as a pale shadow of community involvement is a very thoughtful post by Sherman Dorn. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools.
Check out today’s Los Angeles Times article, Popular principal’s dismissal leaves a South L.A. school divided, to learn about some of the harmful consequences of a parent trigger petition. You can find out about lots of other negative consequences at The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or […]
Refining ‘parent trigger’ is the headline of a Los Angeles Times editorial that highlights a problem in California’s parent trigger law that has long been an issue for many of us: If enough parents sign a petition to initiate the trigger, only the parents who actually signed the petition get to vote on what happens […]
Third California ‘Parent Trigger’ Petition Submitted is a post worth reading over at Education Week. It gives an update and overview of what’s happening in California around the parent trigger.
I’ve previously posted about Education Secretary Duncan’s fuzzy support of the parent trigger (Does Arne Duncan Support The Parent Trigger?). He made his position a little bit clearer yesterday in a speech. You can read more about it at Update: Duncan Endorses Parent Trigger — Sort Of (by Alexander Russo), and also be sure to […]
I’ve published multiple posts about the parent trigger in Florida — both its defeat last year and its expected success this year. However, instead, it was defeated today. Here are some articles describing what happened: ‘Parent trigger’ legislation fails in Florida Senate is from The Washington Post. Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Law Fails—Again is from Education […]
I’ve previously posted a number of times about the parent trigger fight in the Florida legislature. Now it’s gotten weird. Read the Miami Herald article Parent trigger bill spawns mystery video from supposed supporters.
A bill that has a fair amount of support in the Louisiana state legislature would allow charter school parents to petition to have their schools reconnection to their local public school system. You can read about it at Rare show of unity among education leaders on RSD ‘parent trigger’ bill.
Parent trigger: Who’s for it and who’s against it tells the story is a useful blog post by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. She begins with this: You can learn pretty much everything you need to know about the controversial “parent trigger” legislation now before the Florida Legislature by looking at who is for […]
The Parent Trigger has been in the news a lot over the past few days. Here’s a list of links: Public Schools, Private Agendas: Parent Revolution is from LA Progressive. Parents choose unique school takeover model in ‘trigger’ vote is from the Hechinger Report. The dark side of Parent Trigger is from The Miami Herald.
I’ve written several posts about the parent trigger in Florida. The Gainesville Sun just published a very good op/ed piece, Kathleen Oropeza: Drop the parent trigger. Here’s a quote: Source: shareasimage.com via Larry on Pinterest
Earlier this week, Florida’s parent trigger proponents couldn’t find a parent to appear at their press conference. Now, the legislator sponsoring the bill is claiming support from the highest levels in the Democratic Party. Read the highly-respective Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact feature’s rating their claims as “False”: In trying to persuade Democrats to support his […]
Things are getting a little surreal in this year’s effort to get a parent trigger bill passed in the Florida Legislature — proponents couldn’t find a parent to appear at their press conference, and all the state’s parents groups are lined-up opposing the bill. Read all about it here.
Two tweets from this morning, prompted by the publication and tweeting of a new post Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig titled Parent trigger laws: Wolves in sheep’s clothing and astroturfing: @dfer_ca @larryferlazzo @professorjvh Parent Trigger challenges status quo…power to the parents.This is a civil rights fight. — Gloria Romero (@DFER_CA) March 25, 2013 @dfer_ca @larryferlazzo What […]
The sponsor of a parent trigger bill in Georgia has withdrawn his legislation because he didn’t have the votes to pass it. You read more about it at the Atlanta-Journal Consititution.
More States Consider ‘Parent Trigger’ Laws is a new Education Week article that gives a good overview of the status of parent trigger legislation across the United States. By the way, the new issue of the National PTA’s magazine has a good article focusing on the Florida PTA’s campaign against the parent trigger.