Category Archives: Parent Trigger

Top Ten List: Why “choice” demonstrates that money matters

Apologize for the CI hiatus. I have six PhD students that want to graduate, which translates to about 1,000 pages dissertation reading these past few days. I recently had a conversation with a conservative Harvard-trained attorney last Saturday in Houston. We were discussing Finland (I blogged about Finland a few weeks ago) and her point was that the United States

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The Teat: Where does parent trigger movement get their $?

Today on the Cloaking Inequity series, The Teat, I examine where parent trigger proponents get their $. I had pondered parent trigger— because from the outside looking in it appeared to be a community-based approach led by parents and civil rights activists to address the inequalities that have plagued our schools for generations. Recently we even watched excerpts from the parent

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Announcement: Peer-reviewed Urban Education special issue on community-based reforms

Dr. Sonya Horsford, faculty at University of Nevada Las Vegas, and I will lead a peer-reviewed special issue to be published by Urban Education to examine community-based reforms and their implications for educational policy and accountability. Over the past several decades, there have been many, many community-based approaches in education that have shown promise. Recently, critiques of how community-based reforms,

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¡Viva La Causa!: Happy Birthday César Chávez

What do you think César Chávez would have to say about “Right to Work”? Chicago school closings? Parent Trigger? Vouchers? Do you think he would be a member of Democrats for Education Reform?… César Chávez was a union leader…he fought the neoliberals every day of his life. ¡Sí, se puede! ¡El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido! The only answer, the only hope, is in organizing. The Union is

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Parent trigger post blowback from Texas Families First

Jaime Kohlmann, Libertarian and President of Texas Families First Coalition commented on Parent trigger: Wolves in sheep’s clothing and astroturfing. Dr. Heilig–have you read HB300? If you have, you’ll notice it’s not based at all on ALEC’s model legislation that you cite. Does HB300 contain a parent trigger? Yes. But does it contain a whole lot of other components to empower local educators and

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