Miller statement on parent trigger laws


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the outpouring of parents and families using "parent trigger" laws to improve struggling schools.

“We can no longer just pay lip-service to parental involvement in schools.  Instead parents must be empowered to stand up and say the status quo isn’t good enough for their children.  When school districts and communities have failed to improve their schools, it is unconscionable to ask parents and their children to wait.  They have waited long enough.  Parent Trigger gives parents not just a voice, but a say in and involvement in the quality of their child’s school.  I believe they have the right to be heard.”