One of this blog’s regular participants sent me the following article about California’s controversial parent “trigger” law. Essentially, California law allows parents to “trigger” transformation of their low-performing public school into a charter if a majority of parents sign a petition demanding such a change.
The politics of this provision have proved intriguing, as they’ve usually ended up pitting minority parents against teachers unions.
If you’ve followed this blog you know that I am a big fan of parent empowerment. But some of my readers vehemently disagree. So what do you think?