Proposed law change would give state final say

Proposed law change would give state final say

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NASHVILLE (AP) - A Memphis state representative is proposing a change in the so-called parent trigger education law that would give the state final approval.

A statute passed in 2011 allows parents to force education reforms at their children's public schools, but local school boards must sign off on the efforts.

Rep. John DeBerry, a Memphis Democrat, told WPLN radio in Nashville his bill is intended to start a conversation about making it easier for parents to force reform.

He is proposing that a simple majority of parents' signatures on a petition should allow that a school be transformed into a charter or closed altogether.

If DeBerry's initiative is adopted, parents whose petition has been turned down by a local school board could appeal that decision to state officials.

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