wasn all that happy, she said.
Maricela Martinez son had attended first grade in another AESD school last year.
Martinez jumped at the opportunity to move him and her younger son, now attending kindergarten, to Desert Trails Preparatory, and she been happy with the results.
The school plight attracted the notice of Parent Revolution, the nonprofit that helped pass the parent trigger law. It helped parents organize into the Desert Trails Parent Union, which circulated petitions and ultimately wrested control of Desert Trails Elementary away from the AESD.
Her group advocates against interest groups working to influence public education, according to the press release announcing their formation in January.
parent of the 4 year old who about to enter kindergarten doesn have a say, but the parent with a 10 year old who about to leave does. That very problematic, Stevens said.
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School students ended up attending Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, according to Debra Tarver, the school executive director.
The 2013 14 school year marked the successful implementation of California 2010 parent trigger law, which allows parents to force sweeping changes on failing schools.
the year progressed, the political aspect continued to mellow, Plantz said. pretty much over. Lorraine Ruelas, whose son attended kindergarten at Desert Trails Elementary last year, the school that replaced it on the same campus has been a noticeable improvement.
successful use of the law, following an ugly, protracted fight that split the community and was decided in Superior Court. Desert Trails had the , which had less than stellar test scores to begin Prada Robot Bag
definitely some concerns, especially as people talk about spreading this policy elsewhere, said Integrity in Education Executive Director Sabrina Joy Stevens.
that it pretty much all said and done, it been really rewarding, said Mandy Plantz, Desert Trails staff development coordinator. kids are so happy, these parents are so happy. And they happy because they learning. from the Prada Handbags 2018 ongoing legal woes of two parent trigger opponents who allegedly vandalized a Desert Trails classroom days before the campus was set to be handed over to charter school operators, the fight over the school has quieted down.
Rechristened Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, the school year comes to an end on May 30, ending more quietly than it began, when it was the focus of intense media scrutiny and a backdrop for Parent Revolution media events.
recognize the fight for great schools has been a multigenerational fight; this is not something that started when Bill Gates got interested in it. Gates Foundation is one of the financial backers of Parent Revolution.
The parent trigger law disenfranchises more parents than it empowers, she said.
Los Angeles schools doing one year later
The law allows parents who gather signatures from more than 50 percent of a failing school parents to invoke the penalties in the federal No Child Left Behind law, including the ability to hand it over to a charter school operator. That what DTPU parents did, turning the school over to the operator of a charter school in nearby Hesperia.
gave us her cell phone number, Ruelas said. problems we have, there open communication. she marveled at her son learning multiplication in the first grade.
was, like, no involvement with us being able to volunteer, Ruelas said. She signed the parent trigger petition last year. said we be in the way. . Now I here every day. she thrilled with her child new teacher, who keeps parents in the loop.
Grading the results
Concrete comparison data on how the three schools have done since the parent trigger initiated changes is hard to come by, thanks in part to the new Common Core state standards.
50 percent of the people plus one of the people who are currently there right now get a say, Stevens said. not really democracy. It looks like democracy, because they put their names on a petition, but that could be their last act of control. That not OK. acknowledges that the Adelanto parents and their counterparts in Los Angeles had reasons to be frustrated, but believes the parent trigger law was the wrong way to solve the problem.
Desert Trails today
And even parents whose children are currently enrolled in a school where the parent trigger law has been enacted are cut out of the decision making process about what to do with the school unless they signed the petition in favor of using a law.
Adelanto >> The sign outside the former Desert Trails Elementary School may be the same, but a year later, the insides are very different.
a grandmother, Glady Briggs said, who thought she knew what to expect from a kindergarten curriculum. thought he would come home with fingerpaints, but he came home with (text) books. Half of her daughter kindergarten class has left during the school year, replaced with other students off the waiting list. think the families who couldn handle it didn stay. 78 percent of Desert Trails Elementary Iphone Case Prada
And, short of another parent trigger petition against the new school, that could spell the end of power. really scares me and concerns me . is that people get to a point where they so desperate that they trade one oppressive situation for another, she said.
really democracy there are those who remain skeptical about the entire parent trigger model.
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