By Robert Loewen | 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.