Parents in Los Angeles are wielding new power, thanks to a new plan that supports new initiatives geared at improving outcomes at low-performing schools. According to Los Angeles Times, parents of individual schools can now initiate major reforms without waiting for the Los Angeles Unified School District to make changes.
Under a plan set forth by Supt. Ramon Cortines, a majority of parents at a school could trigger reforms at a local campus. As the L.A.Times reports, this new parental power is part of a school-control resolution that allows groups inside and outside the district to take over campuses.