Monday: Law would allow parent overhaul of schools
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Sunday, October 07, 2012
A parent trigger law — as portrayed in the new movie “Won’t Back Down” — may be on the horizon for Oklahoma.
State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, has announced he will introduce legislation in 2013 that will allow parents to overhaul chronically low-performing schools.
“A parent trigger law in Oklahoma would provide a way to break old patterns, and empower the people that are most invested in success — parents and students — to set a new tone for their school,” he said.
Under the law, if parents of students in chronically low-performing schools collect more than 50 percent of parents’ signatures, they can fire the school staff or turn it into a charter school.
In 2010, California became the first state to pass a parent trigger law.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.