It took a while, but Los Angeles mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel finally met with parents and students on Monday at Los Angeles Unified's chronically failing 24th Street Elementary School, where the district's first "Parent Trigger" took place.
The Parent Trigger, which is viewed as ... More >>
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti flip-flopped days before the March 5 primary election, embracing Parent Trigger, the dramatic law now spreading nationwide that lets disgusted parents take over bad schools through petition.
On February 15, when L.A. Weekly pressed the five top mayoral ca ... More >>
UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Eric Garcetti breaks silence on Parent Trigger. After the jump.
UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Wendy Greuel tells L.A. Weekly she supports the Parent Trigger. Eric Garcetti is now the only mayoral candidate who remains to be silent. After the jump.
After Los Angeles Unified School District board ... More >>
Read "Los Angeles Unified School District Braces For First Parent Trigger Take Over."
Parents of children who attend the failing 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams dropped a signature petition on Los Angeles Unified School District officials in downtown today, pulling the first Parent Trig ... More >>
Los Angeles Unified School District will finally become a target of a Parent Trigger, a California law that allows parents to take over a failing school in which their children attend, according to L.A. School Report.
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School, with the help of Los Angeles-based educ ... More >>
It's official. For the first time ever in the United States, a California school district has approved a Parent Trigger, which allows parents to make changes to a failing school.
The landmark decision by the Adelanto School District to allow Desert Trails Elementary School in the Mojave Desert to ... More >>
We always know we're sounding the right notes on a story when a politician and her "friends" start crying foul in such an over-the-top way that it makes us laugh out loud. Such is the case with California Asseblywoman Betsy Butler, who's running for Assembly District 50 in a tight race against Santa ... More >>
You may have seen a trailer for the new film Won't Back Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. The movie's subject matter revolves around education reform and a thing called the Parent Trigger, a California law that allows parents to takeover a failing school. From what a re ... More >>
See also: LA Weekly print stories "California's Parent Trigger" and "Parent Trigger's Second Try."
For the first time in American history, parents with kids at an extremely low-performing school -- in this case, Desert Trails Elementary in Adelanto -- have succeeded in filing a petition to seize it ... More >>
The Parent Trigger, the California law that allows parents to take over a chronically failing school, got a major political boost Saturday when the United States Conference of Mayors endorsed it as part of its education platform.
In the national political landscape, this is big news. Democrats in t ... More >>
Google MapsChurch of the Redeemer in Compton: It's no Hogwarts, but it'll do for now.You'd be hard-pressed to find a school district as opposed to the new-age charter-school movement as Compton Unified. Not once have district officials accepted an application from a charter hopeful, despite t ... More >>
A new State Board of Education might be Brown's way of pulling the trigger on chartersJerry Brown announced his California Board of Education appointments yesterday -- and they're sure to throw a wrench in the spokes of the Parent Trigger movement.
For a group of parents in Compton, this wil ... More >>
Updated after the jump: VIDEO PROOF that we're so totally misinformed.
Originally posted at 6:20 a.m.
Over the last few days, a lightning storm of hear-say and hyperbole has lit up the sky over two groups of Compton parents. Major media outlets reporting the conflict have tended toward one ... More >>
UPDATE: L.A. Weekly readers sound off on yesterday's Parent Trigger, no charter school has been approved at Compton Unified. After break.
UPDATE: Compton Unified School District Acting Superintendent Karen Frison releases statement about today's Parent Trigger. After break.
UPDATE: Governo ... More >>
Anti-reformer Zimmer Steve Zimmer, elected by "sophisticates" on the Westside, is starkly shown as the leading anti-reformist on the LAUSD Board of Education in a fascinating LA Times story about how United Teachers Los Angeles got snookered by the pro bono American Civil Liberties Union, Pub ... More >>
The old Ambassador.Does pumping more cash into schools result in better educations for L.A.'s children? We're about to find out ...
When the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools are unveiled next month at the site of the infamous Ambassador Hotel the opening will represent "the inauguration o ... More >>