Charter Schools

CA Public School Reopens as Charter After Victory by Parents

Parent-trigger law triumph


An Inland Empire elementary school has reopened as a charter school after parents won a long legal battle to take over the failing school.

Desert Trails Preparatory Academy is now open for business with new teachers and parents who are so excited they had tears in their eyes at parent night.

"Today, the parents of Desert Trails made history by ushering in a new era of parent power," said Ben Austin, Director of Parent Revolution.

They're calling it an educational revolution. For the first time in California history, parents successfully used the state's parent-trigger law. The law allows parent to force reform at a failing school.