Parent Revolution

The state's largest teacher's union does not like what it's seeing.

 “Why are we flying in an executive director of Parent Revolution from California to talk about Florida schools and parents in Florida and what they need?" said the Florida Education Association's Jeff Wright. "How in the hell does he know what parents in this state need?”

Florida Senate

Update 5:18 pm:   The so-called parent trigger bill is back again after a narrow defeat in the Florida Senate last year, when several Republicans joined with Democrats to vote against the measure, resulting in a tie.

It’s About Florida: Parent Trigger

Mar 6, 2012

School Choice Advocates are pushing for a Florida version of California’s Controversial “Parent Trigger” Law – It would give a majority of parents a chance to “trigger” a plan to turn around a failing school by either getting rid of bad teachers, changing principals or turn it over to a private management company.

Guests

Shirley Ford and Linda Serrato with Parent Revolution

Mark Pudlow with the Florida Education Association

 

Senate Democrats are looking to get a few more votes to defeat a controversial education bill. The proposal gives parents with children in failing public schools the option of converting that school into a charter. Lynn Hatter reports the measure has already cleared the House, but the Senate vote is a toss-up.

The fight over the proposed “parent trigger” bill started last week, when a bi-partisan coalition of Senators headed by Republican Jack Latvala, blocked an attempt to fast-track the bill by pulling it out of its last committee hearing: