Parent Revolution, the organization behind the cutting edge Parent Trigger work, has hired The Learning Collective. TLC is serving as one of the education experts advising the parents at the first school in the country, Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto CA, to enact a trigger school “takeover.”
The California Parent Trigger (other laws have since passed in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) is an historic new law that gives parents in California the right to organize and demand a real change at their child’s failing school. Under the Parent Trigger, parents at persistently low-performing schools can organize and transform their school. If they are able to gather 51% of parent signatures at their school their district must implement one of four turnaround models. The parents in Adelanto collected 70% of parent signatures and are converting their school to a charter school.
This represents an entirely new direction in education reform based on greater parental rights. This fight for parents’ rights has been frequently covered in the national press. It’s such a big deal that there’s even a major motion picture, Won’t Back Down, that just opened based on the parents’ and Parent Revolution’s work in Los Angeles.
The Learning Collective is honored to have been selected to play a role in this important initiative!