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Adding charter schools is about opportunity, not just funding

October 28, 2016 | Adrian Walker

Andrea Campbell is a great success story for the Boston Public Schools: an up-by-her-bootstraps Boston Latin graduate who went on to Princeton and now the Boston City Council, where her district includes Dorchester and Mattapan.

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Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

October 28, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

WHEN EXPERIMENTS SUCCEED, it makes sense to replicate them. Voters have the chance to continue a successful strategy in public education by approving Question 2, which would allow the state to continue expanding public charter schools in the communities that need them most, including Boston.

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Letter: Charters give more students quality educational options

October 27, 2016 | Marc Kenen

Charters give more students quality education options

To the editor:

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Your View: Stoking fears about Question 2

October 27, 2016 | Kevin Andrews

Opponents of Question 2 to allow more public charter schools in low-performing school districts have been employing scare tactics to spread fear about its impact, arguing it would result in uncontrolled growth of public charter schools that would bankrupt district schools.

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Oran: The truth about Massachusetts' charter schools

October 26, 2016 | Scott Oran

As a progressive Democrat myself, I am concerned that after reading Shawn Fitzgibbons' and Alison Leary’s opinions on Question 2, your readers might be left with several misconceptions about the ballot question that would lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

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Baker goes door to door in search of charter school votes

October 26, 2016 | Andy Metzger

DORCHESTER >> Gov. Charlie Baker was three-for-three canvassing for the charter school ballot question in Dorchester Tuesday when he met Ingrid Beckles on her front porch.

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Civil Rights Leaders Call On NAACP To Reconsider Charter Moratorium

October 26, 2016

Last month over 160 African American education leaders signed a letter calling on the NAACP to reconsider the proposed national “moratorium” on public charter schools:

September 21, 2016

Dear Esteemed NAACP Board Members,

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POV: Massachusetts Voters Should Vote Yes on Question 2

October 26, 2016 | Marcus A. Winters

Among the important decisions facing Massachusetts voters at the ballot box in November is whether to allow expansion of charter schools in low-performing (primarily urban) districts that are at or nearing the state’s enrollment cap.

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Question 2 foes spreading fear in suburbs

October 25, 2016 | Kevin Andrews

Opponents of Question 2 to allow more public charter schools in low-performing school districts have been employing scare tactics to spread fear about its impact, arguing it would result in uncontrolled growth of public charter schools that would bankrupt district schools.

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What if your kids were stuck in a poorly performing school?

October 25, 2016 | Scot Lehigh

IT MAY SEEM like a strange recommendation: Ignorance as an aid to thoughtful analysis.

But as you contemplate Question 2, which would allow a dozen more charter schools each year in Massachusetts regardless of current caps, try donning a veil of ignorance for a minute or two.

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