The Parent Trigger, or Parent Empowerment Law, was crafted by the fringe-right-wing group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). "I wrote the nation's first parent trigger law in California." — Sen. (Ret) Gloria J. Romero Ms. Romero really means is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wrote the charter trigger law and she put her name on it. This is no different than the myriad bills the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) provided her with to do the same.
Gloria Romero corrects @DianeRavitchmischaracterization of parent trigger repeated in Salon @josheidelson story ow.ly/bY407 Private online teacher prep programs like UoP and Walden top the provider list, acc to this TIME mag article... Read Post
"The idea of “choice” has been manipulated by the corporate reformers and spread by groups like ALEC, who seek to use methods such as the Parent Trigger to turn public schools over to privately-managed charters. This is not real cho... Read Post
In a July 21, 2014, opinion piece in the Los Angeles Register, California State Senator Gloria Romero criticizes education historian Diane Ravitch for referring to CNN news anchor Campbell Brown as "a good media figure because of he... Read Post