L.A. district to allow parents to trigger reforms at some schools

10/28/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Parents will have the right to initiate reforms at 30 low-performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to a new plan presented by Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines. The provision for increased parental power is part of a school-control resolution aimed at allowing outside entities to take over struggling schools. A parental majority would trigger changes at a school.

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