At Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, California, the “parent trigger” law is taking effect after court battles.
Parents who asked to take their name off the petition to hand their school off to a charter chain were told by a judge that they were not allowed to remove their names.
Now, it turns out, only parents who signed the petition in favor of a charter will be allowed to participate in choosing the charter operator. The others have no voice.
And, hmm, the parent who has been most vocal, will not be a parent in the school when the charter takes over.
Desert Trails is overwhelmingly populated by children who are low-income and English-language learners.
Below are charters that want to run Desert Trails.
This will be interesting to watch over the next few years.
Desert Trails API
Norton Space(run by the Lewis Center)