One Mayoral Candidate Opposes Parent Trigger – Sort Of

Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, via LA Weekly

On Friday, the LA Weekly first reported that all of the mayoral candidates but one — Eric Garcetti — had indicated support for the parent trigger. Then, in a 5:00 pm update, the alternative weekly reported that Garcetti was supporting the parents at 24th Street Elementary who have initiated a trigger process — “but he does not fully back the Parent Trigger law.” He’s quoted saying: “I’m not sure that Parent Trigger on its own is ultimately able to provide the kind of systematic and meaningful parent involvement and local control that turning around our schools will require.” Garcetti has been endorsed by the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), which opposes the trigger.