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Lifting charter school cap essential to realizing immigrant dream

August 23, 2016 | Chhorvivoinn Sumsethi, Lowell

We are a city of immigrants. For generations, immigrants like me have come to Lowell in search of the same thing: opportunity. A fair chance for a better future. As a mother of two boys, I believe lifting the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts is essential to that future.

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Chafing about charters: Dems splintered over cap on schools

August 23, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Dan Atkinson

A civil war has broken out among Massachusetts Democrats over the charter school ballot measure, with insurgents who want to lift the cap firing off a letter today calling for a public poll to see where party members stand on the hot-button issue.

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Editorial: State Dems Sell Out

August 22, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff

It’s now official — opposition to charter school expansion in Massachusetts has become Democratic Party orthodoxy. Funny, and we always thought Democrats purported to be the party of educational opportunity.

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'Real Democrats' worth fighting on this matter

August 21, 2016 | Sentinel and Enterprise Editorial

Is the state of public-school education in Massachusetts better off now than it was 10 years ago?

In many ways it is.

That's because the 1993 Education Reform Act introduced innovation, creativity and accountability to the learning process.

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Chieppo: Dems Fail Kids on Charter Schools

August 21, 2016 | Charles Chieppo

It’s as though Massachusetts native and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a crystal ball last month when he addressed the Democratic National Convention.

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We need an Olympian focus on charter school facts

August 17, 2016 | Liam Kerr

Ah, the parallels.

Watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one is reminded that not too long ago, a bid was launched to host the 2024 games right here in Boston. The proposal raised complex questions — and touched off a heated controversy.

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Editorial: Charter debate gets real

August 17, 2016 | Herald Staff

The proposal to expand the number of charter schools in the state that’s on the November ballot just took on a new level of importance this week with applications filed by six groups seeking to open charter schools and 12 existing charters looking to expand.

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Charter schools seek to expand

August 16, 2016 | Jamie Vasnis, Boston Globe



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Ballot question on charter schools divides Democrats

August 15, 2016 | Jim O’Sullivan

A ballot proposal to expand charter schools across the state could drive a further wedge between Democratic Party factions when state committee members gather Tuesday night in Lawrence.

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Foxboro Regional Charter School seeking to expand number of students by one-third


The Foxboro Regional Charter School, which has already undergone one major expansion since its founding in 1998, is seeking to increase its 1,300-student capacity by another 400 students.

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