Just last week, parents at Desert Trails took another step to defend their rights and the rights of their children as they filed their lawsuit in Victorville last Thursday. As our Executive Director, Ben Austin, described in an Op-Ed with Thoughts on Public Education:
"The defenders of the status quo have proven themselves willing to cross moral, ethical, even legal and constitutional boundaries in a desperate attempt to defend an indefensible status quo.
"Ultimately, parents got what they expected: adults willing to do whatever it took to retain power at the expense of kids. We have no idea who forged CTA’s “rescission” petitions. That is for the courts to figure out. But we do know for an incontrovertible fact that someone forged the rescission petitions without the parents’ knowledge in a rescission campaign instigated by CTA. We also know that the parents of Desert Trails have been denied their constitutional right to transform their failing school using the Parent Trigger."
In spite of the obstacles they’ve faced, parents continue their fight for the rights of their children at Desert Trails. The fight will now move into the court room where a bright light will illuminate the differences between the kids first and status quo agendas.
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