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Posted on Tue, Dec. 14, 2010
N.J. legislator proposes 'parent trigger' for failing schools
By Rita Giordano Inquirer Staff Writer
A New Jersey state legislator wants to give parents the power to pull the "trigger" on failing schools in a bill he introduced Monday.
In his proposed Parent Employment and Choice Act, also known as "the parent trigger," Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R., Monmouth) wants to enable parents of children in low-performing schools to petition to force one of three overhaul measures, if a majority of parents in a given school sign on.
WASHINGTON — For two years, backed by a friendly Congress and flush with federal stimulus money, President Obama’s administration enjoyed a relatively obstacle-free path for its education agenda, the focus of which is the $4 billion Race to the Top grant program.