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April 29, 2017

Weekly litigation report — April 29, 2017

Supreme Court requests further briefing in affordable housing case Victory in Anaheim parent-trigger case Brief opposing EPA regulatory overkill Senate hearing addresses PLF wetlands case WOTUS at SCOTUS Wolf Releases Revived Supreme Court requests further briefing in affordable housing case At least some of the justices at the Supreme Court are in ...

April 28, 2017

Victory in Anaheim parent trigger law case

A little over a year ago we wrote about a maddening case in Anaheim, California. In 2015, a group of elementary school parents sought to take advantage of California’s Parent Empowerment Act (the “parent trigger”) to force the Anaheim City School District to convert their children’s continually failing school into an indepe ...

January 27, 2017

Anaheim school district soon to be in court

Last year, PLF and Parent Revolution joined forces to support a group of elementary school parents who were sued by the Anaheim school district. What did the parents do to warrant legal action? As we previously discussed, they invoked California’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “parent trigger,” and petitioned to conve ...

March 07, 2016

PLF files brief in Anaheim school district 'parent trigger' law case

Today, PLF, along with Parent Revolution, filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal in the case of Anaheim City School District v. Cecilia Ochoa. At issue in the case is whether California’s Parent Empowerment Act–also known as the “parent trigger”–applied to Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim dur ...

February 29, 2016

California Department of Education effectively repeals "parent trigger" law for 2015

Recognizing the need to give parents more control over improving their children’s schools, the California Legislature passed–and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed–the Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “Parent Trigger,” in 2010. The first such law in existence, the Act provides a mechanism for parents to force c ...

February 18, 2013

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 ...