Haddon Parents Abandon Trigger, Still Get Changes
In California public education, you sometimes don’t have to pull the trigger. Parents of students at Haddon Avenue Elementary in Pacoima have ended their ‘parent trigger’ campaign to take over their school because they got what they wanted without it. “I’m very happy that this resulted in some changes at the school,” Martha Martinez, the...
By Hillel Aron | July 31, 2013
UTLA’s “Wait and See” Mode on Parent Trigger
The teachers union has been strangely silent about the parent trigger issue lately — even as different variations on the controversial school turnaround approach are being explored. In just the last few weeks, the parents of 24th St. have chosen a new “hybrid” plan that would leave the younger grades in the hands of LAUSD; the...
By Hillel Aron | April 12, 2013