Although Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ House Bill 1219 has her name on it, the Parent Trigger bill was written and supported by the Heartland Institute and ALEC, the anti-public education, anti-union, anti-regulation, Koch brothers funded group also behind the Right-to-Work bill in Indiana.
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“It appears that some voices around the country are discussing the Parent Trigger as though it had been used successfully at schools throughout California. But that’s not true. The Parent Trigger has never succeeded at any school in California. There have been two known attempts to use it; both have failed. And Parent Revolution, the billionaire-funded Astroturf (fake grassroots) organization that created the Parent Trigger, appears to have basically abandoned it as a strategy.”
See also, Douglas Storm’s post “The Parent Trigger Trap.” Among other things, he suggests that, “the only thing that will be achieved is community dissolution.”