Charter News

Ballot Question 2: A missed opportunity

November 17, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

The right to expand charter schools in Massachusetts has been defeated at the polls.

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November 6th Morning Rounds

November 6, 2016 | MCPSA

Baker: The education kids deserve
By Governor Charlie Baker for The Milford Daily News

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Charlie Baker: Charter schools work: Vote Yes on Question 2

November 5, 2016 | Governor Charlie Baker, Guest Column, The Taunton Gazette

Massachusetts has many great schools and many great school districts. And as a parent, I took it for granted that my kids were going to go to the kind of school where they would get the education they needed to be successful.

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Schools That Work

November 4, 2016 | David Leonhardt, New York Times

November 4th Morning Rounds

November 4, 2016 | MCPSA

Why it's so hard to vote yes on Question 2
By Shirley Leung to The Boston Globe

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The Republican endorses a 'yes' vote on Question 2, charter school expansion (Editorial)

November 1, 2016 | Editorial team, The Springfield Republican

Families with economic means have freedom of choice when it comes to educating their kids. It is not only unfair but damaging to society that families without such economic advantages do not.

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What Massachusetts schools will Question 2 affect? Urban, not suburban

November 1, 2016 | Michelle Williams, Springfield Republican

Voters will be asked next week if Massachusetts should lift the cap and allow more charter schools to operate in the state.

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Whitmire: A New Twist in MA Charter Fight — Unions Disparage Parents on Wait Lists

October 31, 2016 | Richard Whitmire, The 74 Million
Few are the inviolable verities of life: Don’t tug on Superman’s cape, don’t spit into the wind, don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger and don’t mess with parents signing up their children for charter schools.
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Guest MINDSETTER™ Grossman: Now Is the Time to Act Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 2 for Charter Schools

October 31, 2016 | Jacob M. Grossman, Guest Opinion, Go Local Worcester

In the last few months as we approach Election Day, I’ve been troubled by some of the discussion around Question 2 on the upcoming ballot. My hope is that you will vote ‘Yes’ for charter schools and share this message with family, friends and coworkers.

 

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Yes on charter school ballot question

October 30, 2016 | Michelle Lynch, Letter to the Editor, The Martha Vineyard Times

Is there a need in the community for charter schools? The crazy thing about the Massachusetts ballot Question 2 in the upcoming election is that the fates of families in underperforming districts to have access to excellent schools, is up to votes in all communities in Massachusetts.

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