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The New Normal - a Parent Revolution in Education
The New Normal | Parent Revolution: "This week – on Tuesday, February 12 – the parents of 24th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles achieved an unprecedented victory. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board voted unanimously to accept the parent’s petition to put into action a “restart model” for their children’s chronically failing school. The LAUSD Board vote was not only unanimous, it was so uncontroversial that they put it on their "consent calendar" – one giant list of uncontroversial items the Board approves as a group with one easy vote. It was unprecedented – and it was historic. And this week was the week Parent Trigger became normal. In four years, Parent Revolution has invented an idea the critics said would never work…managed to pass it into law for every parent in California…battled powerful and entrenched and special interests…trained hundreds of parents in organizing… won a series of must-win court cases…and spread this movement across the nation. . . . "