Published Online: November 15, 2011
Published in Print: November 16, 2011, as Parent Triggers

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Parent Triggers

"The 'Parent Trigger' in California: Some Lessons from the Experience So Far"

The controversial "parent trigger" reform has yet to be implemented successfully in any California school, according to a new analysis from the Heartland Institute.

The parent trigger that was enacted into California law in 2010 allows parents of students whose children attend a failing school to petition a school district for specific reforms. The report argues that the California law has too many regulations that are making it difficult for parents to succeed in their efforts to force specific changes.

Vol. 31, Issue 12, Page 5

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