Judge sides with Compton parents in parent-trigger case

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has issued an injunction prohibiting the Compton Unified School District from requiring parents at McKinley Elementary School to verify their signatures in person with photo identification. Judge Anthony Mohr’s order gives the district until April 1 to verify the signatures parents submitted to trigger a state law that allowed them to take over the failing school and convert it into a charter academy.

For more on the parent trigger, check out our podcast with Ben Austin, the executive director of the Parent Revolution, the parent advocacy group that fought for the law.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit