‘Parent Trigger' Seems Here to Stay

Two months ago, it looked like the new majority on the state school board might try to roll back California new "parent trigger" law entirely.

But early reports on Thursday's meeting of the board should encourage backers of the trigger law,  which permits a majority of parents to demand, via petition, that the management and structure of a failing school be overhauled. Even interest groups that oppose the law have been working to come up with a workable set of rules for how to implement it.

These rules may not be everything that school reform groups want. (The proposed regulations don't offer parents an appeals process if the school board turns down a parent petition). But the fact that regulations are going forward -- and opponents like teachers unions and school boards are working on compromises -- suggests that the parent trigger is here to stay.

John Fensterwald has more details at Educated Guess.

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