A. Barton Hinkle on School Interventions

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As the charter-school movement matures, another reform is emerging—one Virginia also should take a look at, says A. Barton Hinkle. Known as "parent trigger," it allows parents unhappy with failing schools to force change upon them. (After Newtown, the idea could use a new nickname.) California was the first state to enact such a law; six others have followed, and another 13 have considered the idea.

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