Friday, March 9, 2012

Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post:


Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate

“If we’ve got a bill called the parent empowerment bill, then why is the PTA against the bill?” Florida state Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) asked.
The answer is that Florida parents didn’t want it, because they didn’t see it as a parent empowerment bill. Instead, they thought that the bill, known as the “parent trigger,” would lead to the takeover of public schools by for-profit charter management companies and other corporate interests.
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