What are 'parent trigger' laws?
October 2nd, 2012
04:59 PM ET

What are 'parent trigger' laws?

The movie “Won’t Back Down” squeaked into the box office Top 10 last weekend, reloading debates around the country about so-called "parent trigger" laws.

Haven't heard of them? These are laws that allow parents whose kids attend failing schools to band together and "trigger" a change – usually by gathering support from more than half the parents, then changing who's in charge.

Check out the full story on CNN's Schools of Thought.

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