By Joe Saunders | | Guest columnist
 Since my first reading of House Bill 867, the Parent Empowerment in Education, or parent-trigger, bill, I’ve done my best to send up warning flares.

I’ve shared the concerns of many of my colleagues that this bill could open the door to privatization of our most at-risk schools, but unlike some, it wasn’t the “trigger” portion of the bill that I found most alarming.

Tucked away on page 15 of this 16-page bill is a provision that, if unchanged, could be its most devastating feature. On line 410 is language that could rob parents of one of the most fundamental features of our education policy — choice.

Click here for the full op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel 

OP-ED: Parent-trigger bill has obscure item that diminishes choice
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