Keep Your Eye on California

Let me get this straight: in order to become more competitive for federal grants, California has a new “parent trigger” law allowing parents at struggling schools to petition to (among other changes):

close the school;

turn the school into a charter; or

fire the principal and half the staff.

I would venture to say we’ve reached a new definition of parent empowerment in the schools.

Hold onto your hats, people. This is one story worth following. Want to read more? Click the link below:

Published by Lainie Levin

Mom of two, full-time teacher, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and holder of a very full plate

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