It looks like the Los Angeles Unified School District, just a few days after announcing that parents would have the power to initiate new reforms at troubled schools, has disempowered them--or, at the very least, watered down their power. It seems Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines' has had a change of heart. If District Dossier reads the latest version of the the "parent trigger" correctly, parents will have the authority to suggest an overhaul of their children's schools, but Mr. Cortines himself will have the ultimate say (along with the school board) on when and whether a school will be restructured. ...
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