Should parents be able to pull the ‘trigger’?

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?

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