Testimony in opposition to LD 1424: An Act To Enhance Parental Roles in Education Choice
Testimony in opposition to
LD 1424: An Act To Enhance Parental Roles in Education Choice,
Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs
Monday, May 2, 2011, 1:00 PM
Senator Langley, Representative Richardson, Distinguished Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and and Cultural Affairs, my name is Brian Hubbell and I am the chair of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System, a school district of 1700 students comprising the towns of Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Trenton, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, and Swan’s Island. I am before you today as their representative.
LD 1424: An Act To Enhance Parental Roles in Education Choice, Representative Amy Volk
...allows parents to petition for the restructuring of a school that is not making adequate yearly progress. Restructuring may include closure of the school, conversion of the school to a charter school, replacement of school leadership and teachers and oversight by the State of structural improvements. This bill is based on a process referred to as the "Parent Trigger" adopted by the State of California in 2009.