Laura Wade

24th Street Elementary School

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Parent organizer at 24th Street Elementary School, an LA Unified School District school, southwest of downtown Los Angeles

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When parents in Compton tried out the so-called "parent trigger," their petition was thrown out in court.

Is the 'Parent Trigger' Finally Being Given a Chance?

When parents in Compton tried out the so-called "parent trigger," their petition was thrown out in court.

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