Parent trigger misfires in Florida, again

The parent trigger proposal survived many twists and turns this session only to die on the Senate floor this week in yet another down-to-the-wire 20-20 tie – just like last year. The measure would have let parents petition to offer a turnaround plan for a failing school.

http://storify.com/redefinEDonline/florida-senate-to-parent-trigger-bill-oops-we-did#publicize


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BY Sherri Ackerman

Sherri Ackerman is the former associate editor of redefinED. She is a former correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times and reporter for The Tampa Tribune, writing about everything from cops and courts to social services and education. She grew up in Indiana and moved to Tampa as a teenager, graduating from Brandon High School and, later, from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/news editing. Sherri passed away in March 2016.