"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A promotional video about the organization that created the Parent Trigger

The Parent Trigger, or Parent Empowerment Law, was crafted by the fringe-right-wing group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

"I wrote the nation's first parent trigger law in California." — Sen. (Ret) Gloria J. Romero

Ms. Romero really means is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wrote the charter trigger law and she put her name on it.

This is no different than the myriad bills the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) provided her with to do the same. Where the mendacious Romero talks about parents and children she really means charter executives and their deep pocketed lobbyists. For example Romero's SB 592 which handed public school property paid for by taxpayers over to private corporations.

Romero's biography always forgets to mention her honorary membership in the John Birch Society, as evidenced by her deep connections to the Koret Foundation and Hoover Institution. For a better understanding of ALEC operative Gloria Romero, see: Peas in a pod: Koret Foundation, The Hoover Institution, and Democrats for Education Reform.


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