Fla. House ready to take up "parent trigger" law
Fla. House is ready for final debate and vote on "parent trigger" law
The Florida House is poised for debate and a last vote on a bill that gives parents a vote in turnaround options for failing public schools.
The "parent trigger" bill (HB 867) is set for final passage on Thursday. It would give parents a say on how to deal with a failing school. The voting would be done through a signature drive.
A companion bill (SB 862) is also moving in the Senate.
The bill is supported by Republicans but Democrats are expected to try one last push against the measure. They've criticized it as a backdoor measure to let for-profit companies takeover public schools. Parent groups and teachers' union have also opposed it.
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