State Board Considers Parent Trigger Law for Improving Schools

The Sacramento Bee, Jul. 10, 2011

Editorial: State board is set to approve smart rules on 'parent trigger' for schools

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Recognizing some sense of urgency to do something about 1,300 chronically low-performing schools in California, the Legislature last January opted for innovation.

In a first-of-its-kind law in the nation, lawmakers gave parents direct tools to require school boards to act to restructure schools.

But regulations to implement the law have been painfully slow in coming from the State Board of Education. A year and a half after the law's passage, parents and school districts still do not have predictable, consistent rules in place for everybody to follow.

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