Documents: Altered Parent Trigger Rescission Forms
Here's one of the parent rescissions that Parent Revolution claims were forged or altered by the California Teachers Association or perhaps district administrators. Basically, Parent Revolution is claiming that someone has altered petitions to make it seem like parents are saying they were misled, submitted unsigned rescision documents, and failed to retain or provide original documents for review. See below for different versions of the documents to compare.
Meanwhile, the Florida parent trigger bill is being fought over tooth and nail (led by former Clinton 2008 staffer Mike Trujillo). The Senate committee passed the legislation, sending it to the full Senate. Lots of Dems switching from "for" to "against" under NEA pressure, I'm told.
For what it's worth, my main interest in the parent trigger is as a sign of parent frustration and political opportunity (can you say "debate question"?) than as a specific mechanism for school improvement. Policy wonks generally dislike the trigger -- so messy, and not their pet idea -- and to be fair it's probably not brilliant policymaking, or even necessary except in extreme circumstances. But those do exist, we all have to admit, and arguing that parents are too dumb or that the trigger is too democratic seems obnoxious to me. We let "uninformed" people vote all the time. Why should schools be different?