California's Parent Trigger law

In January 2010, California became the first state in history - by just one vote in the both houses of the state legislature - to pass a Parent Trigger law giving parents real power to transform their children's failing schools through community organizing.

This section contains information about California's historic Parent Trigger law, its recently promulgated implementing regulations from the State Board of Education, and advice for parents interested in using the law to transform their children's failing schools. You can also download the actual legislative language of the California Parent Trigger, the exact implementing regulations for the law, and find a list of the 1000+ Parent Trigger eligible schools across California.

For a basic overview of the law, click here.

To learn about and read through its implementing regulations, click here.

If you are interested in using the Parent Trigger law in California, learn how to get started by clicking here.

And if you are interested in Parent Trigger and parent empowerment outside of California, click here.