On this week’sĀ Midweek Monitor, Editor RiShawn Biddle discusses the battle over mayoral control of Indianapolis schools; talks about the latest news in the battle between parents at Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif., and the school district that opposes their Parent Trigger effort (a topic of this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast); chats about teacher pension reform efforts in Illinois and Maryland; and focuses on the proposed charter school authorizing amendment being discussed in Georgia.

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