When parents in Compton tried out the so-called "parent trigger," their petition was thrown out in court. But two weeks ago, the school board in the high-desert town of Adelanto turned over control of Desert Trails Elementary to an outside operator. Last week, a crowd of parents from 24th Street Elementary in South LA showed up to demand immediate, significant change from LA Unified.
Is the 'Parent Trigger' Finally Being Given a Chance?
Hillel Aron - LA Weekly - @hillelaron, Laura Wade - 24th Street Elementary School, Chrissy Alvarado - Desert Trails Elementary School, Ben Austin - Parent Revolution - @parentrev, Marco Petruzzi - Green Dot Charter Schools - @GreenDotSchools