February 18, 2013

L.A.'s finger on the parent trigger

By L.A.'s finger on the parent trigger

Good news on the school choice front.  Thanks to the parent trigger law passed by the state legislature in 2010, students of a failing school in downtown Los Angeles — 24th Street Elementary — will have the opportunity to attend a charter school in the near future. As the L.A. Times explains, the trigger law allows parents to petition to overhaul a campus with new staff and curriculum, close the campus or convert it into an independent publicly financed charter.

The L.A. Board of Education approved parents’ petition in a 5-1 vote.  Parental choice is a key component of meaningful education reform.  Good luck to the parents and children of 24th Street Elementary during this important transition.

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