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The Parent Trigger has the power to completely transform education... from the ground up.

The Trigger.

Parents are allowed to circulate petitions calling for their local schools to be reformed. If a majority of parents sign a valid petition, school district officials must do what the parents ask.

Reform Options.

Parents may choose to send their children to a different public school, convert the school into a charter school, or receive opportunity scholarships to send their children to the private school of their choice. It’s up to parents, not administrators, to choose the reform option that will work best.

Quick Results.

Reforms must be implemented at the start of the next school year. No more waiting for years for complicated “turn-around” or “transformation” schemes to be implemented and begin to show results. Children are moved quickly to better schools, and start learning more right away.

Latest Research

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Research & Commentary: Texas Parent Trigger

June 4, 2013

Texas legislators are considering strengthening an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger. The legislation, first

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Research & Commentary: Maine Parent Trigger

February 18, 2013

Maine legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger. The legislation, first passed

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Research & Commentary: South Carolina Parent Trigger

January 8, 2013

South Carolina legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger. The legislation, first

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Research & Commentary: Missouri Parent Trigger

January 7, 2013

Missouri legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger. The legislation, first passed

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Parent Trigger News

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Parent Trigger News Roundup

May 29, 2013

5/28/2013 News COMMENTARY:  Rick Hess rebukes Diane Ravitch over her latest Parent Trigger tirade.

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Poll: Americans Likely to Support Parent Trigger Laws

May 23, 2013

Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults support Parent Trigger laws, which give parents the ability to petition for reforms at their

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Parent Trigger News Roundup

May 21, 2013

05/21/2013 News Parent Trigger foes in Florida have inflated the number of their supporters.  

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Parent Trigger News Roundup

May 15, 2013

05/14/2013 News Los Angeles parents decide to use the Parent Trigger option that does not involve firing teachers or pulling

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Endorsements
It just makes sense for families to take charge of neighborhood schools from central bureaucracies and teachers’ union affiliates distant from their concerns for their children, or at the very least, use Parent Trigger laws to become lead decision-makers in the school with the district paying heed.
RiShawn Biddle, Editor, Dropout Nation
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