Mayors Gone MadComments to her post reminded me that this is ALEC's doing. The Parent Trigger is on ALEC's list of Education Legislation.
Once the parents have seized control, with the endorsement of the mayors, they can fire the staff or hand the school over to a charter corporation. In other words, they can seize public property and privatize it.
This is nuts.
ALEC's Legislative Agenda on EducationJust another step in the privatization of America's Public Schools.
ALEC’s “Parent Trigger Act” would allow a small group of parents to close public school for current and future students, and turn the school into a charter school or require the state to use taxpayer dollars for vouchers to subsidize private tuition.
Stop the Testing Insanity!