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The charter funding debate

October 6, 2016 | Michael Jonas

IN THE HIGH-STAKES battle over charter school expansion, the impact of charters on school finances has come front and center.

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Charter school expansion is about equality in Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

October 5, 2016 | Henry M. Thomas III

Massachusetts is one of the most affluent states in the nation. Our public school system is among the best. Yet when it comes to our urban areas, we are falling short of ensuring every child in the Commonwealth has fair access to a quality public education.

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‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Boston Parents Ask Why Their Wealthy Neighbors Are Fighting Charter Schools

October 4, 2016 | Richard Whitmire

Boston, Massachusetts

What’s the matter with Newton?

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Just the Facts: Public Charter Schools in Massachusetts

October 4, 2016

JUST THE FACTS: PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Editorial: Arithmetic on charters

October 2, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial

If charter schools were the drain on district schools that critics insist they are — they’ve built an entire campaign around that claim — one would assume that simple mathematical fact would start to show up in the numbers, as in, how much districts
spend educating each pupil.

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Students give back to Lorraine Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee

October 1, 2016 | By Seena Sleem and Jamie Leslie

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Local teens looking to give back today as 20 high school students from Hampden Charter School of Science volunteered at Lorraine Soup Kitchen and Pantry located in Chicopee.

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Kenen: 'Big lies' about charter school funding

October 1, 2016 | Marc Kenen, Guest Column for MetroWest Daily News

For more than 20 years, opponents of public charter schools have consistently told “The Big Lie” that charter public schools drain funds from public education.

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Charters aren’t draining district school funding

September 30, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

FOR MONTHS, MASSACHUSETTS voters have been told that charter schools are draining money from traditional public schools, thereby threatening the education of non-charter students across the state.

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No fuzzy math required to understand successes of charter schools

September 29, 2016 | Aaron Medelson, Veritas Preparatory Charter School, guest to The Republican

Nancy Grossman contends that almost every problem facing district schools in communities like Springfield can be blamed on public charter schools.

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Vote ‘yes’ for better educational opportunities

September 28, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

A volatile political issue in the Nov. 8 election is Question 2 on the ballot that permits the expansion of charter schools to 12 per year.

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