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Commentary: Yes to more charter schools

October 11, 2016 | Andy Levin

Question 2 on the ballot — a proposal to allow the establishment of 12 new charter schools each year — is the most contentious state issue facing voters Election Day.

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Vote yes on charter school expansion for the future of our children

October 10, 2016 | CAROLYN RICCIARDI

The Westford Republican Town Committee supports Ballot Question 2, Charter School Expansion. Westford has one of the highest-quality and lowest-per-pupil-cost public school systems in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but it is not so in other systems statewide.

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Charter schools are not 'draining' district budgets

October 10, 2016 | Charles Chieppo

AS THIS NOVEMBER’S ballot initiative on raising the cap on the number of charter public schools in Massachusetts draws closer, opponents find ever-more financial woes to blame on the schools. But a September Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation study is just the latest to conclude that those accusations don’t pass muster.

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GUEST COLUMN: 'The Big Lie' about charter school funding

October 9, 2016 | Marc Kenen

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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Students Get Second Chance to Excel

October 7, 2016 | NECN's The Take

Phoenix Charter Academy graduates Gisma Ahmad and Destiny Morton, alongside Amy Ciaraldi, child care director at the school in Lawrence, Massachusetts, tell Sue O'Connell how important their charter school is to them.

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Letter: Charter school education put him on a path to a better future

October 7, 2016 | Donovan Birch Jr.

RE “CHARTERS aren’t draining district school funding”: In the battle over Question 2, thousands of voices from current and former charter school students, like me, have been left out.

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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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