Anaheim Elementary School District

Let the parents of Palm Lane win

By  | Orange County Register

The kids at Palm Lane won again. Last week, the Fourth Appellate District court upheld the right of parents at Palm Lane Elementary in Anaheim to turn it into a charter school.

The appellate court’s unanimous decision builds on the Anaheim Elementary School District’s 2015 loss, when Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks found the district’s actions in denying the parents of Palm Lane’s request to transform their school under the state’s parent-trigger law “procedurally unfair, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious.”

But the district still seems to be in denial about the outcomes for Palm Lane students.


The Anaheim Elementary School District must show that it is not content with failure. End this fight with the parents of Palm Lane.

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Will Anaheim school district let parent trigger win stand?

By | Orange County Register

Elementary School District Superintendent Linda Wagner spent $1 million to beat up working-class parents in court for more than two years, and last week she lost.

Parents of children at Palm Lane School used an innovative California statute called the Parent Trigger Law to transfer management of their long-failing school to a charter school. Wagner, superintendent of the Anaheim Elementary School District, went to court to block the parents. Last week’s appeals court decision put an end to this phase of Wagner’s war, telling the superintendent to let the people go.

There was never any question that Palm Lane School had failed the community. Even Wagner acknowledged it.

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