Parent Trigger

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School Qualifying for Parent Trigger:
Schools with three consecutive years of low-performance after the Commissioner of Education has reconstituted the school are subject to parent trigger.

Parent Trigger Options:
Designating alternative management, including converting to a charter. Re-purposing, with a comprehensive district plan to replace the principal and all teaching staff except proven high-performers. Closing the school.

Petition Approval Process:
The local board of education may recommend an alternate of the sanctioned interventions, in which case the Commissioner decides which to implement.
Raise Your Hand Texas – Parent Trigger Laws: Is the Game Worth the Candle



Texas Constitution
Code – Education Code
Chapter 39 – Public School System Accountability
Section 39.107 (e1) – Campus Turn Around Plan, Board of Manager, Alternative Management and Closure
Section 39.1071 – Transition Intervention and Sanctions
Section 39.112 – Board of Managers


Texas Tribune – Texas Considers Parent Trigger Law

Statesman – Texas Senate panel considers stronger parent trigger law

Truth Out – “Won’t Back Down” Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Truth Out – Pulling the Parent Trigger: The Push to Privatize Public Schools

Alternet – Exposed: The Billionaire-Backed Group Strong-Arming Parents into Destroying Their Kids’ Public Schools

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LA Times – It’s time to reconsider the parent trigger

Salon – “Parent trigger”: The latest tactic for fighting teachers’ unions

The Atlantic – What Happens After Fed-Up Parents Take Over a School

Breitbart – ‘Parent Trigger’ Public School Bill Sailed Through Texas Senate

Texas AFT – Behind the Rhetoric of Parental Empowerment: “Parent Trigger” Agenda Revealed

Parents Across America – Judge: Parents Can’t Rescind “Parent Trigger” Signatures

LA Times – Another ‘parent trigger’ mess

Raise Your Hand Texas – Parent Trigger Laws: Is the Game Worth the Candle

Raise Your Hand Texas – AGAINST Senate Bill 14, “Parent Trigger”

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