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L.A.'s finger on the parent trigger

February 18, 2013 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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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