NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is advancing in the House.
The so-called parent trigger legislation sponsored by Democratic Rep. John DeBerry of Memphis was approved on a voice vote in the House Education Subcommittee on Tuesday.
DeBerry says the measure, which failed last year, gives parents a say-so at the table.
Under the proposal, if 51 percent of parents at a school in the bottom 10 percent of failing schools believe a drastic change is needed, they can then select from several "turnaround models." For instance, they may want to convert it to a charter school or change the administrators.
There were some concerns about the bill, such as costs as a result of the changes. DeBerry said he would address those concerns in the House Education Committee.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.