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Stop the presses!
This is anti-charter-school week at the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
But wait, you may say, doesn’t that describe just about every week at firebrand Barbara Madeloni’s MTA, with the possible exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas?Read More
Governor Charlie Baker made a forceful case for lifting the cap on charter schools at a State House rally Tuesday, formally kicking off what promises to be a bruising battle over one of the most divisive issues on Beacon Hill.Read More
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Three prominent Boston lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday that seeks to lift the state cap on the number of charter schools, arguing that the limit unfairly denies thousands of Massachusetts students their constitutional right to a quality education.Read More
SPRINGFIELD — Veritas Prep Charter School is celebrating its fourth year at full student capacity of 324 students in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 as it looks ahead to sending its first four-year graduates onto high school and beyond.Read More
Rolling through Springfield on Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker was asked to respond to concerns in some communities that charter schools, for all their well-intentioned goals, are siphoning support and attention from the traditional public school system.Read More
BOSTON (State House News Service) – As he prepares charter school legislation he plans to file this fall, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said expanding school choice options for Massachusetts students and families will be a goal of his administration’s first term.Read More
The state Legislature has blocked efforts to expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts so supporters want to take their case directly to the people.Read More
Supporters of public charter schools recently filed a ballot question for the November 2016 election that would allow for measured relief from arbitrary enrollment caps, and already local officials are warning of Armageddon.Read More
Here in Massachusetts, we are reminded of our good fortune in so many ways. We have a well-educated, economically successful population. We have prominent health institutions and universities. And, most importantly, we have public schools that rank among the very best in the nation.Read More