1. “Love Makes You Feel” (1972) Lou Reed’s death this week has triggered an upsurge of eulogies, epitaphs, and encomiums. As well it should. One of the most vital and influential singer-songwriters of his era, Reed and his work will likely be reassessed by every generation of pop-culture scholar from here to eternity. Show More Summary
EUGENE, Ore. -- Parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that subsequently triggers more harsh parenting when they attempt parenting in warm, positive ways, according to new research. read ...
By Liz Peek, Fiscal Times Will America’s parents tire of waiting for Superman, and take matters into their own hands? One of the most exciting and joyous events in recent weeks was the uprising of determined parents in Adelanto, California, who bucked local teacher unions and took over their kids’ school.
About 57,000 children won't be going back to preschool this September, thanks to deep cuts to Head Start programs triggered by the sequester. Their teachers and aides will be out of a job. Their parents, most of whom are working, will need to find another place for them to go. Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner did something extraordinary this week, something akin to a parent posting a positive drug test on his or her child's Facebook page.
Please be aware that this post mentions a parent mistreating a child, and makes references to addiction and infidelity. If that's likely to be triggering for you, please read with care. I have a memory from my chaplaincy training at...
A charity in Derby, England called Karma Nirvana is advising young women to put spoons in their underwear if they fear they are being trafficked from the UK by their parents for forced marriage.
Here's the trailer for the new documentary about the parent trigger that's screening tonight in LA and elsewhere to follow: Here are the reviews so far: "You don’t let the patients decide what the doctors can do,” says CFT president in a Hollywood Reporter review. Show More Summary
The global recession is enough to put a strain on many family finances. But genetic science is suggesting that some moms feel the strain more, and are more likely to practice harsh parenting. The study, published in the journal Proceedings...Show More Summary
But, the gun wasn't loaded! It doesn't matter. Putting a gun to your child's head and pulling the trigger is a crime. And it wasn't Gregory Culbert's first. Culbert's son and stepson, both teenagers, were arguing over money. The stepson has ADHD and opposition defiance disorder. As his mother put......
Parent Trigger Law changes failing Adelanto school into new charter ASan Bernardino Sun: The parents chose Tarver, whose LaVerne Preparatory Academy in nearby Hesperia also serves a predominantly poor population. But LEPA's test scores are in an entirely different league than Desert Trails': The school received a 911 API score in 2012. Show More Summary
Parents in Adelanto, Calif., fought eachers, the school district and even resistant parents to use the state’s “parent trigger” law to force the district to allow a charter program take over the operations of failing Desert Trails Elementary...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES—When classes resume in Southern California in the coming weeks, three public schools will be the first in the nation to reopen under new management spurred by a controversial education law dubbed the “parent trigger.” Parent...Show More Summary
China has put into effect a new law this week requiring grown children to visit their parents “frequently”, triggering ridicule on China's most popular microblogging website Sina Weibo among users.
Doing what it seems like someone on the reform side of the debate has needed to do for many months now, the earnest folks at Parent Revolution have just launched a site they hope will help debunk some of the abundant reform criticism that's out there (especially surrounding the parent trigger). Show More Summary
Tune in this evening to hear me defend parents’ rights to force changes upon public schools in a lively discussion at Huffington Post Live. Here’s the way the Huffington Post describes parent-trigger laws: Letting parents take greater control over failing schools sounds like an easy sell. Show More Summary
I thought I’d take you through the newest school reform industry experiment on public schools they don’t use in places they don’t live. This latest quick-fix, miracle gimmick is branded The Parent Trigger and it comes with a movie, although not action figures or a Happy Meal toy. Media who blindly climbed aboard this train [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
O n August 14, 2003, the lights went out in cities across the Northeast. This rolling blackout, one of the worst in U.S. history, was a cascading failure, in which a local power surge on an already-overloaded system triggered failures across the network. Show More Summary
The latest LA Times piece on the parent trigger process at Weigand Elementaryfocuses its attention on the principal being pushed out (and the teachers who may go with her) rather than on the dismal results under her leadership and the frustrated low-income parents who petitioned for her removal. Show More Summary
If you’ve been following this story about the parent trigger in Los Angeles because of Diane Ravitch’s reaction and Rick Hess’s reaction to her reaction, you might want to take a look at this parallel story out of New Haven, where the union president is pulling the trigger on a magnet school that has been [...]