Kindergarten teacher Marlene Strickland, right, shows Ozzy Ramirez and son Nathan Ramirez, 5, a classroom at Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto, a charter school formed by parents under the “parent trigger” law allowing them to take over low-achieving schools.
Kindergarten teacher Marlene Strickland, right, shows Ozzy Ramirez and son Nathan Ramirez, 5, a classroom at Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto, a charter school formed by parents under the “parent trigger” law allowing them to take over low-achieving schools. Gary Friedman Los Angeles Times file
Kindergarten teacher Marlene Strickland, right, shows Ozzy Ramirez and son Nathan Ramirez, 5, a classroom at Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto, a charter school formed by parents under the “parent trigger” law allowing them to take over low-achieving schools. Gary Friedman Los Angeles Times file
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Dan Walters: Refusal to offer low-achieving school list creates new front in California’s school war

December 21, 2015 04:19 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.