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 >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOne small step for McKinleyThe last few months have been a painstaking uphill battle for Parent Revolution, the group of organizers and McKinley Elementary School parents trying to turn one vastly underperforming Compton campus into a charter school. Though the group does ha ... More >>
YouTubeCUSD Board President Mae ThomasOn Tuesday night, as reported by the Weekly, the Compton Unified School District rejected a parent petition to change McKinley Elementary into a charter school.
In this seven-page document, CUSD board members detail all the ways in which they feel the pe ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThings just got real in ComptonUpdated after the jump: Judge grants parents a restraining order against the Compton school district!
Right after two big NorCal and SoCal newspapers released battling editorials on California's extreme "Parent Trigger" law -- the LA Times say ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOver 60 percent of McKinley Elementary parents signed a petition in December to convert their children's school to a charterCompton Unified School District's acting superintendent, Karen Frison, changed her game at last night's district board meeting.
She released a "media ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUICompton parents who want to switch McKinley Elementary into different hands will have to tell that to district higher-ups next weekAt an unannounced Compton Unified School District meeting last night, district officials demanded that McKinley Elementary School parents -- ove ... 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 >>
Ted SoquiParent Revolution organizers Shirley Ford and Mary Nareja (center) with McKinley Elementary parentsOnce Ismenia Guzman handed over a thick binder of parent signatures to a Compton Unified School District official last Tuesday morning, Shirley Ford knew her work was far from over whe ... More >>