LA Times joined parents
from Adelanto as they turned in the latest Parent Trigger petitions and the first that are protected under the newest, parent-friendly regulations.
Teresa Watanabe interviewed parents and reported on their historic event:
"In the second test of a landmark California law giving parents unprecedented power to force major change at low-performing schools, Diaz and others submitted petitions Thursday to the principal asking that Desert Trails be converted to a charter school. The signatures represent nearly 70% of the 665 students.
"'It felt really good to finally be speaking for our children and taking back our right to fight for them,' said Diaz, who turned in the petitions with about 100 other parents."