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.
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.
April 22, 2011
Empowering parents to turn around failing public schools terrifies teacher unions, administrators, and education bureaucrats—in short, everyone with a stake in preserving the disgraceful status quo and resisting innovative reforms.
October 29, 2012
The Heartland Institute has released a new Policy Brief on the Parent Trigger, a public school reform adopted in seven states and proposed in some 20 others across the nation.
August 21, 2010
California may have stumbled onto the best idea in education reform since Milton Friedman’s voucher plan.
November 13, 2010
California’s parent empowerment law, known as the “parent trigger,” is less than a year old, but the idea is already spreading across the nation to states such as Connecticut and Georgia.
December 6, 2012
Nevada legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
April 5, 2012
Louisiana legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger. The legislation, first passed in California, is currently being drafted in a dozen other states.
July 1, 2011
This internal document from the American Federation of Teachers, a teachers union, describes how the union subverted Parent Trigger legislation in Connecticut in 2010.
December 15, 2011
In August of 2010 The Heartland Institute began getting involved in a revolutionary education reform issue known as the Parent Trigger.