California’s school reform ‘parent trigger’ law doesn’t need rewriting
There’s a problem with California’s groundbreaking “parent trigger” law. But it isn’t what you might think. The problem in both cases was that those who had long wielded power weren’t about to relinquish it, even though the law was clear. Those who are used to calling the shots in school districts — teachers unions, administrators, politicians — have wanted to keep it that way. The goal has been to keep parents at bay, as passive consumers with few choices.