We the Parents, the new documentary about California's cutting-edge Parent Trigger law, premiered in Beverly Hills last night, with an expert panel discussing the ups and downs of Parent Trigger battles in Compton and Adelanto, where parents sought to gain control of their children's failing schools.
Parent Revolution Panelists at last night's "We the Parents" premiere.
"We all had a common ground," said Cynthia Ramirez, a Parent Trigger leader in Adelanto, California, last night. "Our kids were in a failing school... If we don't unite, we don't accomplish."
Through petition, the Parent Trigger law allows parents to institute various changes at a chronically failing school. We the Parents, which was directed by James Takata, shows the struggles of Compton parents who attempted the first Parent Trigger in the United States in 2010.More »