Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heartland: ‘Parent Trigger’ Proposals Spread Across Nation

HEARTLAND.ORG/Center for School Reform at The Heartland Institute, 12/13/2010 by Ben Boychuk - California’s “parent empowerment” law turns one year old in January, but it is already inspiring imitators and improvements across the country. ∴ Legislators in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, and West Virginia have introduced or are planning to introduce bills modeled after California’s law. ∴ California’s version of the law lets parents or guardians whose children attend a failing public school “trigger” one of four school intervention models simply by signing a petition. Read more at Heartland...


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