A Victory for the Parents
SB4 5x has just passed in the State Senate.
This is the "Parent Trigger" bill as it has been nicknamed. Parents will now be able to demand staff & administrative changes if a school is under-performing. The bill even allows parents to ask a charter school to take over a failing school in a local school district. LAUSD anyone?
The Parent Revolution organization, the tireless promoters of the bill, are celebrating in Sacramento and throughout the state tonight!
The Governor is expected to sign the bill into law tomorrow or Friday.
"Among its most crucial provisions, SB 4 (5X) would let student performance data be used in evaluating teachers and administrators and let parents of students zoned to attend especially low-performing schools transfer their children to other schools, whether in their school district or beyond. I believe parents are best equipped to decide where their child goes to school."-Senator Bob Huff.
Also, thanks to local Sunland-Tujunga education activist Lydia Grant of the ST Neighborhood Council, for calling in reports throughout the week from Sacramento. She and her daughter have had a busy week speaking before every committee involved in passage of this bill, in addition to addressing the Assembly & Senate. Nice work!