A controversial “parent trigger” plan to let parents take over failing schools is on the fast track, but Education Commissioner Tony Bennett cautioned lawmakers this week that the proposal gives the state too much power and creates too much red tape for parents.
Bennett, Indiana’s former superintendent of schools, sent a memo to the sponsors of the measure, warning that the plan “may let local elected school board members off the hook when it comes to respecting a parent’s role” in turning around failing schools.
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