Tuesday, March 05, 2013

All LA Mayor Candidates in Favor of Parent Trigger

Reform has really taken hold in LA, despite the union’s best efforts – to the extent that EVERY mayoral candidate is in favor of the Parent Trigger, which is a third-rail issue for the union. If only NYC’s mayoral candidates were so bold!

All Candidates for Los Angeles Mayor Now Publicly Support Parent Trigger 

Los Angeles, Calif – Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – All the candidates for mayor of Los Angeles have now publicly stated their support for ‘Parent Trigger’ and its use by parents in failing schools.

At today’s United Way of Greater Los Angeles Education Summit being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel and Kevin James all endorsed ‘Parent Trigger’ as a way to give parents a seat at the decision-making table for their child’s education.

“Today is another historic moment for the ‘Parent Trigger’ movement,” said Ben Austin, Parent Revolution’s executive director.

"This is an idea that didn't exist during the last mayoral election, and just a few years ago was considered too radical for mainstream politicians to embrace. Now it's radical not to endorse the simple idea that parents should have power over the educational destiny of their own children.” 
"We thank Mayor Villaraigosa for his courageous leadership in the ‘Parent Trigger’ movement.  And we look forward to working with the next mayor to build this movement and to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to serve the interests of children rather than the interests of powerful adults," Austin said.

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