California’s Parent-trigger Law

The California Parent Empowerment Act was designed to aid turn arounds of troubled schools initiated by students’ parents votes to overhaul the structure and operations of their schools. Changes range from hiring a new principal to changing the school into a charter. California’s parent-trigger law allowed for these initiatives to help failing schools through parent input. Most of the schools where parents have used the law serve predominantly Hispanic and African-American students from low-income families.

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