August 2, 2016
California’s 20th Street Elementary School will be under new management after a group of parents used the state’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as “the parent trigger” law.
August 18, 2016
California’s 20th Street Elementary School will be under new management this fall after a group of parents used the state’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “parent trigger” law.
February 7, 2013
The nation's third invoking of a Parent Trigger, in Los Angeles, disproves the charges of many critics of the 2010 California law.
November 29, 2014
In 2010, a small nonprofit organization promoted, and succeeded in helping pass, the first "parent trigger" law in California.
December 29, 2011
In passing a bill that would introduce vouchers, simplify and strengthen the state’s charter law, and expand education tax credits, Pennsylvania state senators dropped a Parent Trigger provision.
January 7, 2015
Residents of Ohio may never know whether or not a parent trigger law works, even though Columbus has a pilot program at this very moment.The reason is simple: The pilot program was set up to fail.
November 7, 2014
With the Obama administration unilaterally giving states No Child Left Behind waivers, one California district is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right to transform failing schools.
April 11, 2014
For several years, Tennessee parents and bipartisan legislators have worked to pass a Parent Trigger law to let families require reforms within low-performing schools by signing a petition. This session may see the bill turned into law.
March 18, 2014
One lawmaker is working to push Oklahoma to follow the example of California and a handful of other states by implementing “Parent Trigger” laws.
February 19, 2014
A Parent Empowerment Act in South Carolina would give parents the ability to petition the state to overhaul their school, but calls for clarity may push it to the back burner. Bill sponsor State Rep.
February 12, 2015
Ohio residents may never know whether a parent trigger law works, even though Columbus has a pilot program. According to Greg Harris, director of nonprofit StudentsFirst Ohio, the pilot program was set up to fail.
March 26, 2013
Of Florida’s 67 counties, only one has more African-Americans than whites: Gadsden County. Established nearly 40 years before the Civil War, Gadsden is one of Florida’s poorest communities, and one of the toughest places to get a good education.
May 23, 2013
Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults support Parent Trigger laws, which give parents the ability to petition for reforms at their children’s failing school, and 40 percent oppose such laws, a new poll finds.
April 17, 2013
A recent representative poll of 1,010 Chicago residents has found that 61 percent support a Parent Trigger law. Parent Trigger laws allow a majority of parents whose children attend a failing school to require change through petition.
April 12, 2013
The Texas House will vote on a bill to simplify the state’s Parent Trigger law and let parents petition earlier to take control of a school’s future. Sponsored by Sen.
October 3, 2012
Michigan’s unusual legislative schedule means it is currently the only state considering a Parent Trigger bill as nationwide momentum for the concept coalesces thanks in part to a new Hollywood movie. The Parent Trigger is a relatively new idea.
October 2, 2012
If a bill before the Michigan House passes, parents whose children attend the state’s worst public schools could require one of four potential reforms by signing a petition.
March 14, 2013
Florida Reps. Carlos Trujillo and Michael Bileca have introduced a Parent Trigger bill that would authorize parents to choose a reform option for their children’s chronically failing school. Sen.
February 12, 2013
A Parent Trigger bill that aims to give parents more influence in their children’s schools is making its way through the Tennessee legislature. Filed by Rep.
October 3, 2011
Pennsylvania lawmakers and advocacy groups say they hope to funnel students toward universities and productive careers instead of prison and indolence by introducing school vouchers and a Parent Trigger this legislative session.