Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Calif. board OKs "parent trigger" giving parents school power - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Calif. board OKs rules giving parents school power - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Calif. board OKs rules giving parents school power

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 - 12:28 pm

The California State Board of Education has unanimously approved a new set of rules giving parents more power to force changes at poorly performing schools.

The regulations were approved Wednesday before a packed meeting room in Sacramento. Parents who had taken buses from across the state erupted in cheers.

The action isn't the final word, however. The proposed regulations will be put out for public comment for 15 days and could be challenged.

The so-called "parent trigger" rules have been controversial. A petition to convert a Compton



Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/13/3767519/calif-board-oks-rules-giving-parents.html#ixzz1S18fuDSV

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