Charter Schools

Georgia Law Would Let Parents Transform Schools Into Charters

Empowers families to overrule educrats


Georgia could become the only state to force local school boards to consider petitions to transform non-failing traditional public schools into charter schools.

Seven states have so-called "parent-trigger" laws on their books, though only one of them, California's, has been used to change a school.

California, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas all allow parents to start a process that could change a traditional public school into a charter school. But in each of those states, where the law is fairly new, the parents could trigger that process only if the public school is, in some way, determined to be a failing school.