Natasha Lindstrom

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Sandra King, center, and Lori Yuan, pass out fliers in opposition to the parent trigger campaign at Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif. in February 2012. King and Yuan were among parents who ran a counter-campaign opposing the trigger push. They argued the parent trigger law was really a corporate-backed privatization tool under the guise of parent empowerment.

Parent-trigger showdowns loom nationwide

Proponents of the controversial education laws target Tennessee, Texas

Parent-trigger efforts: At a crossroads? A standstill? A dead end?

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy last month lauded a group of parents who formed their own union in an attempt to improve their children’s South Los…

At a South LA school, change without a battle over ‘parent trigger’ law

A group of parents threatening to invoke California’s controversial “parent trigger” law has spurred Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) officials to sign a partnership agreement addressing the parents’ top…

Parent-trigger vandalism case may cost woman city post

A Southern California woman may be ousted from her city leadership post for allegedly vandalizing a classroom after losing a political fight against the so-called parent trigger law. …

With hostility over, parent-trigger school strives to improve

ADELANTO, Calif. — Chrissy Guzman chucked the old bottle of paint across the classroom, aiming for the large trash bin that the custodian had wheeled in earlier that summer day.…

With ‘Parent Trigger’ laws on the ropes, three overhauled schools reopen in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When classes resume in Southern California in coming weeks, three public schools will be the first in the nation to reopen under new management spurred by a…

Parents choose unique school takeover model in ‘trigger’ vote

NEW YORK — In the latest test of California’s controversial “parent trigger” law, South Los Angeles parents have voted to transform their struggling neighborhood school into a charter school hybrid…

For first time, parents look to pull ‘trigger’ without fight

South Los Angeles parents are likely to make history Tuesday by becoming the first in the nation to force a public school overhaul through the controversial “parent trigger” law without…

For first time, a ‘parent trigger’ without a hitch

For the first time, a group of parents has succeeded in pulling a “parent trigger” on a struggling school without resistance. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday…

One week after ‘parent trigger’s’ first success, new campaign announced at Los Angeles school

LOS ANGELES — The first time Amabilia Villeda tried to fix her children’s school, she joined several dozen fellow parents and teachers in a protest outside 24th Street Elementary.…

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