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Center for Education Organizing, 2012
In statehouses across the country, Parent Trigger legislation is being proposed as a remedy to the nation's education crisis. These laws authorize parents--through a petition drive at their child's school --to force their school district to convert that public school into a charter, replace its staff and leadership, or even close it down.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Participation, School Districts, Charter Schools
Center for Education Organizing (NJ1), 2012
Over the past two decades, community organizing has emerged as an effective force for school improvement. In the context of shrinking education funding, stubborn opportunity and achievement gaps between low-income and wealthy children and between children of color and White children, and polarizing debate on school reform, community organizing…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Community Organizations
Center for Education Organizing (NJ1), 2011
As states across the country face unprecedented budget shortfalls, communities as well as policymakers are trying to stave off the potentially devastating impacts of budget cuts on schools and other basic services. Many public school systems are facing significant shortfalls, forcing "reductions in force" or RIFs, of teachers and other school…
Descriptors: Job Layoff, School Districts, Budgets, Budgeting