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.
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