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Willful Selection Bias Vilifies Charter Schools

October 25, 2016 | Max Eden

RCEd Commentary

The battle lines are drawn on Massachusetts’ Ballot Question 2 on whether to lift the statewide cap on public charter schools: Hope vs. fear.

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Charter Schools: It's An Issue Of Civil Rights

October 25, 2016 | Michael Altman

Question 2 on the ballot in November asks whether the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education may increase the number of charter schools in Massachusetts by 12 each year.

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YES: Charters and traditional public schools can co-exist

October 24, 2016 | Thomas Birmingham

In the run-up to a November ballot initiative that would allow more charter schools to open in Massachusetts, charter and traditional public schools have been cast in an adversarial relationship. But that isn't always the case.

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Letter: Don't deny chance for decent education

October 24, 2016 | Bruce Babbitt

The reason that charter schools exist is that there are many schools that don't offer the kind of education that we deserve for the money that we pay, most often in poor inner-city communities where parents don't have the option to move their children elsewhere.

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Editorial: Yes on Question 2

October 24, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff

“I decided to do what I feel is best for students, whatever the political ramifications may be. ... it’s the right thing to do.”

— House Speaker Robert DeLeo, endorsing Question 2.

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Charter schools help the disadvantaged

October 23, 2016 | Marc Kenen

The recent letter, “Charter schools’ pros don’t balance cons”, from Oct. 16 suggests that charter schools do not educate all students.

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For Opportunity for Every Child, Vote “Yes” on Question 2

October 23, 2016 | W. Kent Haeffner

While most voters will be focused on the presidential election on November 8th, Massachusetts’ voters also have an important decision to make on Question 2. If approved, it would lift the cap on charter schools currently in place across the state, allowing 12 new ones to be formed.

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In Salem, a balanced approach to charter schools

October 22, 2016 | Yvonne Abraham

SALEM — People have very strong feelings about Question 2 — even in suburban districts where it will have no impact.

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DeLeo supports charter school measure

October 21, 2016 | David Scharfenberg

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said in a television interview Thursday he supports a ballot measure that would allow for more charter schools in Massachusetts.

“I decided to do what I feel is best for students, whatever the political ramifications,” he said in an interview with WCVB.

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House Speaker Robert DeLeo will vote for Massachusetts charter school expansion

October 21, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Thursday that he will vote in favor of expanding charter schools in Massachusetts.

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