Will Parents Ever Be Able to Pull the "Trigger?"

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The so-called "Parent Trigger" has failed again. That's the name of a new law providing that parents of kids in a failing school can initiate reforms, from replacing half the staff to converting the school to a charter. The signatures of 51 percent of the parents are required. But first in Compton, then last night in the Mojave Desert town of Adelanto, elected school boards have rejected such efforts.


Natasha Lindstrom - Victorville Daily Press, Gloria Romero - California Center for Parent Empowerment - @GloriaJRomero, Dean Vogel - California Teachers' Association - @CATeachersAssoc

Warren Olney

Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott