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First Public School Seized by Parents Set to Open
07/26/13 | Politico
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Pulling the Parent Trigger
Spring 2013| Education Next
The first school to be overhauled under a “parent trigger” law will open on Monday, July 29. Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto, Calif. was remade after parents voted to turn it over to a nonprofit group that runs a charter school in a nearby town, according to an article in Politico by Stephanie Simon.
On Friday, July 26, Rep. George Miller (D-CA) took part in a media call with Ben Austin of Parent Revolution, a nonprofit dedicated to organizing parent trigger campaigns, and other parents to celebrate National Parents Day (July 28) and the efforts of parents to exercise their voice under parent trigger laws.
Ben Austin and Mike Petrilli debate whether parent trigger laws are a good idea in a forum that appears in the Summer 2013 issue of Education Next.