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Commentary: Trimming the “Trigger”

LA School Report | May 22, 2013



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While generally supportive of the “parent trigger” petition process to revamping low-performing schools, the LA Times editorial page is making a strong recommendation to improve at least one part of the process:

“Banning parents from the second round of decision-making simply because they chose a different option during the petition drive — the option of not changing the school — is unfair, and certainly unlikely to draw parents together and engage them in their newly managed schools,” according to the Times.  “It’s akin to telling people who voted for the losers in a primary that they can’t vote in the runoff election.”
You can read the full editorial here: Refining ‘parent trigger’

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