I wanted to make sure you saw Jim Newton's column in today's LA Times about the historic Desert Trails Parent Trigger court case happening right now.
Click here to read Jim Newton's column from today's LA Times
As you know, the Adelanto school district decided a few weeks ago to illegally attempt to throw out the petitions from the Desert Trails Parents Union in a blatant attempt to preserve the status quo at any cost. The district not only ignored the overwhelming support of Desert Trails parents, whom submitted signatures representing 70% of their school, but also the incontrovertible proof that the CTA-led, anti-parent "rescission" campaign literally forged documents in a desperate attempt to preserve an indefensible status quo.
As Newton's column noted, these tactics "demonstrate the lengths to which opponents will go to protect the status quo at the expense of the children whose lives are being damaged by underperforming schools."
Fortunately, parents are not alone in their fight to transform their children's failing school. They have one of the largest law firms in the country, Kirkland and Ellis, representing them entirely pro bono, and the parents and their lawyers have sued their district to uphold the Parent Trigger law and protect their constitutional right to petition their government.
The judge is expected to make a decision sometime in the next few weeks, and the stakes couldn't be higher. The future of the children of Adelanto, and in many ways the entire parent empowerment movement, are in the balance. We will keep you updated the moment we have additional news.