Could "parent trigger" laws emerge in other states?

12/14/2010 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing that parents be able to force the overhaul of failing schools -- a system modeled after California's "parent trigger" law. Under the proposal, a majority of parents could force the school to become a charter, hire new school administrators or establish a voucher program. "Parent trigger" supporters say similar laws are being considered in Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and West Virginia. A spokesman for New Jersey's largest teachers union said the proposed law would "create a backdoor voucher program."

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