HB 123 Parent & Teacher Empowerment Act

The Georgia General Assembly is currently crafting a parent trigger law, HB 123, the Parent and Teacher Empowerment Act.  The bill will offer parents true power in decision making for their children’s schools and education.  When a majority of parents sign a petition at a public school that is a low-achieving one, they may begin a process to transform that school by either enacting  one of SIX turnaround measures or by converting the school into a charter school.

Significantly, this particular bill enables TEACHERS to organize as a group and initiate the process to transform their school, thus providing teachers with unprecedented power to introduce reforms at their school.

Read the current version of this bill by clicking the LINK here, before it moves on to the GA State Senate….

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/123