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Federal Judge Rebukes White House for Misleading Response to FOIA Request
Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S.
Portland, ME Lawmakers Consider Privatizing Trash Collection
Lawmakers in Portland, Maine are considering legislation that would return trash collection services to private-sector companies.
Sean Parnell: A Shamelessly Uninsured Self-Pay Patient Saving Thousands on Health Care
Meet two self-pay patients who don't have or want health insurance, don't receive government assistance, and consistently score the best prices on health care money can buy.
Research & Commentary: Georgia Should Continue to Oppose Medicaid Expansion
Thirty-one states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, and 19 have refused to do so.
Prescriptions by Digital Eye Exam Banned in South Carolina
Residents of South Carolina will have to visit an eye doctor in person in order to buy eyeglasses or contact lenses in the state, instead of taking advantage of new services offering online eye exa
Ohio Lawmakers Approve Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms
The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill to reform when and how government law enforcement agencies can seize people’s private property.
FEATURED SEARCH: "THE PARENT TRIGGER"
L.A. School District Defies Parent Trigger LawAshley Bateman
... is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right... longer beholden to the state’s “parent trigger” law because federal accountability mandates under... Under the law, also called the “parent empowerment” law, a majority of parents can require reforms at a failing school... ...
The Parent Trigger: A New Paradigm for Parental EmpowermentGabe Rose
What is the Parent Trigger? The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to force... future underperforming school. If 51% of parents sign a Parent Trigger petition, the Local Education Authority (LEA... four options available for... ...
The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming EducationPolicy Briefs - Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich
The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform... California. Briefly put, if half the parents whose children attend a failing public... of two other types of reform. The Parent Trigger concept is the creation of the Los Angeles Parents Union, a group of self-described... ...
Parent Trigger Bill Gets Positive Florida ReceptionAshley Bateman
... and Michael Bileca have introduced a Parent Trigger bill that would authorize parents to choose a reform option for... would also require schools to notify parents of online options if their child... rated or qualified teacher. With a Parent Trigger law, “I would feel empowered knowing... ...
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoResearch and Commentaries - Joy Pullmann Heartland Institute
A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and... the first state to pass a Parent Trigger law, which a dozen other states... It allows a simple majority of parents at a failing school to “trigger” one of several reform options... ...
Positive Reception for California’s Third Parent TriggerAshley Bateman
...Exercising their rights under California’s 2010 Parent Trigger law, more than 300 parents delivered petitions to the Los Angeles... or converted into a charter school. Parents are now reviewing proposals from eight... been set.” Sixty-eight percent of parents whose children attend 24th Street Elementary... ...