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Our view: Yes on charter schools

October 30, 2016 | Lawrence Eagle Tribune Editorial Team

Question 2 asks voters to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. If approved, the measure would allow Massachusetts to add as many as a dozen charter schools a year, with the focus being on communities with low-performing schools.

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'Yes' on Question 2: Choice for charters is a kid's civil right

October 30, 2016 | Lowell Sun, Sentinel & Enterprise Editorial Teams

Vote "Yes" on Question 2 giving mostly poor, minority students in the state's lowest-performing school districts the fundamental right of school choice.

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As I See It: Excellence regardless of demographics

October 30, 2016 | Cheryl Brown Henderson, Guest Opinion, Worcester Telegram

Education "is the most important function of state and local government ... It is doubtful that any child can be reasonably expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity ... is a right that must be made available to all on equal terms.”

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Letters to the Editor in Support of Question 2

October 29, 2016

Click on the links to read why these voters are endorsing a yes vote on Question 2, which would allow more public charter schools in low-performing school districts. 

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October 29, 2016 | JOEL ABRAMSON, Guest Opinion, Daily Item

The upcoming election will be transformational on both the national and the local level.

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Question 2: Priority 1 for Lawrence families

October 29, 2016 | Rep. Frank Moran, Guest Opinion, Lawrence Eagle Tribune

It’s said that a great public education is the foundation of opportunity – and this November, voters will have an opportunity of their own: to give real choice and real opportunity to parents in low-performing school districts by expanding access to public charter schools in Massachusetts.

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Charters are working for low-income, urban students

October 28, 2016 | Letter to the Editor, Lowell Sun

Letter writer Esta Sobey rightly asserts, "Our public schools are number one in the nation according to Education Week's annual national report" ("Retired Educator is Voting 'No' on Question 2", October 25th). I agree that this is something that we should be proud of.

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Keller @ Large: Gov. Baker Defends Ballot Question To Expand Charter Schools

October 28, 2016 | Jon Keller, WBZ News

BOSTON (CBS) — One of the hottest questions on the Massachusetts ballot is about expanding the number of charter schools.

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Yes On Question 2: The Case For Raising The Cap On Charter Schools In Massachusetts

October 28, 2016 | Rich Barlow

Our son attends the Belmont public middle school, and we couldn't be happier with the quality instruction and emotional support he gets from his teachers. On back-to-school night, many of them sported buttons urging a "no" vote on Massachusetts's charter school ballot question.

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Voters split on charter schools

October 28, 2016 | David Scharfenberg

Massachusetts voters support a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana and are deadlocked on one that would allow for more charter schools in the state, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

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