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DeLeo supports charter school measure

October 21, 2016 | David Scharfenberg

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said in a television interview Thursday he supports a ballot measure that would allow for more charter schools in Massachusetts.

“I decided to do what I feel is best for students, whatever the political ramifications,” he said in an interview with WCVB.

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House Speaker Robert DeLeo will vote for Massachusetts charter school expansion

October 21, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Thursday that he will vote in favor of expanding charter schools in Massachusetts.

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Minority parents decry charter cap

October 21, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan

Boston families are 
denouncing what they say is a push from affluent suburbs to limit charter schools — and limit their educational alternatives.

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Auchincloss: Choice in education helps fulfill the American promise

October 20, 2016 | Jake Auchincloss

By Jake Auchincloss

The American promise is that the condition of your birth should not determine the outcome of your life.

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Rep. Patricia A. Haddad Announces Support for Question 2

October 20, 2016

BOSTON --  October 20, 2016 --  Rep. Patricia A. Haddad, Democratic Speaker Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, has announced her support for Question 2 on the November ballot to lift enrollment caps on public charter schools in the Commonwealth.

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A 'Yes' on Question 2, to lift charter school cap, promotes educational equity

October 20, 2016 | Bill Spirer, Guest Opinion, Springfield Republican

Do you want the best possible education for your child?

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A charter success story, dreaming of a sequel

October 20, 2016 | Nestor Ramos, The Boston Globe

Alorah Miles likes math the best.

In math, each lesson stacks on top of the last one like blocks, the 9-year-old explained. You can’t learn to multiply if you don’t know how to add. And if you don’t learn what you should in fourth grade, you won’t be ready for fifth.

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Charter school question has no impact on Andover

October 19, 2016 | Marc Kenen, Letter to the Editor, Andover Townsman

Editor, Townsman:

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King: Arbitrary caps on charter schools 'don’t make sense'

October 19, 2016 | Greg Toppo, USA Today


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Guest Opinion: Yes on ballot Question 2 for stronger public schools

October 19, 2016 | Patricia A. Haddad, Guest Opinion, Herald News

Before I became a legislator, I was a public school teacher for 13 years. I was an active member of the local teachers union and served on my local school committee. I have a long record of advocating for our public schools.

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