Policy Documents

Trigger Tremors

August 8, 2013

In this post at City Journal, Larry Sands writes that, 

Parents in the Southern California desert city of Adelanto celebrated the opening of the first school transformed under the state’s 2010 parent-empowerment law, also known as the parent trigger. After two San Bernardino County Superior Court judges upheld their petition to take control of foundering Desert Trails Elementary School, parents selected a nonprofit charter operator to reopen the school as Desert Trails Preparatory Academy. But even as parents celebrate their accomplishments in Adelanto and elsewhere, school-reform opponents are renewing their efforts to undermine the law.


Larry Sand, a retired teacher, is president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network and a contributor to City Journal’s new book,The Beholden State: California’s Lost Promise and How to Recapture It.