What We’re Watching: California’s Parent Trigger Law

By Education Next 03/09/2011

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In this video, Reason.tv talks with parents who have attempted to pull the trigger on McKinley Elementary School in Compton.

California’s new “parent trigger” law allows parents at a failing school to vote to turn the school into a charter, to replace the staff, or to force other changes. But when McKinley parents pulled the trigger, the public school system fought back.

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