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L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools
L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls. Cortines’ decision effectively overturns the stand taken last November by then-Supt. John Deasy, who said the law could not be used because the district had obtained a waiver from federal educational requirements that are linked to it. In an interview, Cortines said he saw no reason not to allow parents the chance to change their schools under the trigger law if they so desire. He said he would not...

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