Gloria Romero

'Trigger' law distracts from parents' responsibility in education

To the editor: Kudos to The Times for presenting a somewhat balanced view of California's 2010 parent-trigger law. What was missing was a discussion of parent responsibility. ("It's time to reconsider the parent trigger," editorial, Aug. 3)  As a Santa Ana Unified School District teacher for 20-plus years, I have seen many families from diverse backgrounds create an atmosphere of success for their children. What is their secret? These parents make sure that their children do their homework, they help them study their math facts, and they read with them every night. Before any trigger law is implemented (possibly destroying the careers of good teachers and...