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06 Aug 2015 - 04:55:06 pm

'Trigger' law distracts from parents' responsibility in education - Los Angeles Times

James Rodriguez, Whittier


To your editor: This specific editorial concludes, "The occasion comes to begin imagining a far more thoughtful version" with the parent-trigger law. We must substitute educational fixes for example Simply No Child Forgotten and also Race to the Top. You may find reasoned remedies provided by competent minds, not many of them politicians.

Education (even at the "best" schools) offers always been a new partnership between teachers, the city and, yes, parents.. Gloria Romero, the particular education and learning activist who's many usually credited using this aimless law, based the thought on a glaring flaw, a detrimental absence of reason. Precisely what will be their particular secret? These kinds of mothers and also fathers create sure that their own kids do their particular homework, they will help them study their math facts, and thus they study with all of them every night. Adhere To the particular Opinion section upon Twitter @latimesopinion and also Facebook

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Before virtually any trigger law will be implemented (possibly destroying the careers of good teachers and staff), the mother and father as well school must be also held in order to some kind of accountability. 3) 

As a Santa Ana Unified school District teacher with regard to 20-plus years, I have got seen many families through diverse backgrounds generate an atmosphere regarding success pertaining to their children. Mothers As Well As Fathers usually tend to be not skilled from addressing educational issues, as well as the "tools" proffered through Romero's law are usually absolutely ill-advised.

Parents can easily and may fight your dream when their particular schools fail, but this law targets a bad brings about with even worse solutions.

To your editor: Kudos for you to The Particular Occasions for presenting any somewhat balanced look at California's 2010 parent-trigger law.

A more thoughtful version? Obtain real.

Christopher Damore, Fullerton

Former state Sen. Precisely what was lacking would always be a discussion involving parent or guardian responsibility. Signing in which petition ought to signify that mothers along with fathers are usually dissatisfied right after getting completed their own research at home in order to ensure their son or perhaps daughter will be prepared pertaining to school. ("It's time to suit your needs to reconsider the particular parent trigger," editorial, Aug

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