Monday, June 20, 2011

WBEZ - Parents to CPS: Make our school a charter

What do you think of this idea of a "parent trigger" is a good idea here in Chicago?
[Lynn] Evans and the other parents are at the center of a national phenomenon known as the parent trigger. California has a law allowing parents in failing schools to “trigger” major overhauls, including converting a school to a privately run, publicly funded charter. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he supports a parent trigger here.
That is lifted from a WBEZ article that talks about parents wishing to turn Wendell Smitth Elementary School @ 744 E 103rd St. into a charter school. Lynn Evans is chairwoman of the Smith LSC and is frustrated with administration there and it seems other parents aren't too happy with the school's administration either. It's worth a read to find out what's going on there.

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