Thursday, April 4, 2013
Paula Dockery on the Parent Trigger
The Parent Trigger bill has been rebranded as the parent empowerment act. It failed last year and it still stinks. Isn’t it ironic that every major parent group is adamantly opposing a bill that legislators are trying to sell as parent empowerment? They didn’t ask for it and they don’t want it. If you want to empower parents, start listening to them. Stop the relentless attempt to turn over more and more of our public schools assets to charter school organizations. If parents want to convert to a charter, they can do so without forcing it on them. We should join Georgia, Colorado and Oklahoma in rejecting this wolf in sheep’s clothing.