Bah…it’s late and I am sleepy. Zoe, Quinn and I worked hard on this video outlining what our sense of things is after researching the Parent Trigger as applied in the state of CA. We read through reams of online pages. And honestly, there are many sides to this issue…ahem…to this “law”. It can be applied in ways that make sense. But what the heck are corporations doing enacting laws regarding education. If there isn’t a profit to be gleaned, by the very definition of Return On Investment (ROI), no corporation is going to support this kind of law without an expected return. The ROI here is to turn your children, my children, our children into one of these:
Children who legally must attend school are not a revenue stream for a public school. The money that goes with each child to their school in the form of taxes barely covers costs because of what politician’s and elected officials do with it. But for a corporation, for a corporate charter school system…children become a source of revenue. A guaranteed source of revenue for 12 years per child. Corporate America, it isn’t just for selling stuff anymore…now education is business. How do you encourage parents to ‘see the light’ and put their children into a charter school run by a corporation? One way is to put corporate money into a front that appears to be all about parental rights, while all along you are just getting them to help your company open up the schoolhouse doors for guaranteed revenue. When we looked at the website for Parent Revolution and Parent Trigger we were all scratching our heads. We were sitting there reading it and just flabbergasted. It is so transparent that it makes no sense that anyone would believe it, let alone be duped into actually trusting it. It’s a crazy world out there folks.