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Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 2:30PM

The ongoing saga of the nation’s first parent trigger takeover takes a criminal turn.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 2:30PM

The ongoing saga of the nation’s first parent trigger takeover takes a criminal turn.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Hits Again in Los Angeles’ Watts Public School

by Julianne Hing on May 14 2013, 6:30AM

The controversial school reform tactic is picking up steam as it moves through Southern California.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Los Angeles School Board OK's Landmark Parent Trigger Proposal

Los Angeles School Board OK’s Landmark Parent Trigger Proposal

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2013, 8:21AM

The controversial school reform tactic just picked up a big win in Los Angeles.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is California's 'Parent Trigger' Schools Movement Finally Growing Up?

Is California’s ‘Parent Trigger’ Schools Movement Finally Growing Up?

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2013, 6:00AM

With powerful outside help, parents are dramatically restructuring Los Angeles’ predominantly Latino 24th Street Elementary School. Will the school give the controversial ‘parent trigger’ technique the makeover it needs?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 1:53PM

But when everyone claims to put children’s needs first, it may be time to draw some new lines in the debate.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Real Audience for 'Won't Back Down' May Not Have Been Moviegoers

The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 10:15AM

The movie has been a flop in box office sales. But backers of the controversial “parent trigger” school reform movement are taking their most powerful organizing tool on a tour of their own.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Viola Davis Welcomes Protestors Who Disrupted 'Won't Back Down' Premiere

Viola Davis Welcomes Protestors Who Disrupted ‘Won’t Back Down’ Premiere

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 11:45AM

An estimated 50 parents and teachers demonstrated outside the “Won’t Back Down” film premiere in New York Sunday.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform's Latest Agenda in 'Won't Back Down'

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform’s Latest Agenda in ‘Won’t Back Down’

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2012, 10:18AM

“Won’t Back Down” is a new film made with the help of billionaire school reform backers could alter the national dialgoue on school reform.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Judge OKs Nation’s First Parent Trigger Takeover in Adelanto, Calif. School

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2012, 4:02PM

Parents in a small southern California town will now be allowed to go ahead with any number of reforms, including firing the principal, converting the school to a charter school or shutting down the school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kelley Williams-Bolar's Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

by Julianne Hing on May 16 2012, 9:30AM

When the Ohio mom was prosecuted last year for sending her daughters to a neighboring school district, her story became a cause celebre. Now, she’s joined a growing movement for more parental control over school reform. But is it just a front for privatization?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2012, 8:44AM

Louisiana now has the most expansive school voucher system in the nation. How that happened is a lesson for the school wars nationwide.

Topics: ALEC, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2012, 9:40AM

Proponents are making good on their promises to turn the “parent trigger” into a national movement. But controversy continues to trail it wherever it goes.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Florida's Parent Trigger Bill Heads to the Floor

Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill Heads to the Floor

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2012, 4:33PM

The controversial school reform bill seeks to leverage the power of frustrated parents to overhaul schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2012, 9:53AM

Parents are no longer content to let politicians and policy makers lead the debate. But does the answer many are embracing turn them into an astroturf movement for dismantling public schools?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

California's Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

California’s Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 9:54AM

Advocates of the law say that it gives parents the power to turn their kids’ schools around. But teacher’s unions disagree.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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