Charter News

Open Schools, Closed Minds: The Progressive Bias Against Charter Schools

May 16, 2017 | Rich Barlow, WBUR's Cognoscenti

Opposition to charter schools is to the left what climate change denial is to the right, a fortress of unreason that shields ideology from contrary evidence.

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Collegiate Charter enrollment lottery drew anxious crowd

March 27, 2017 | Alana Melanson

LOWELL -- Julie Avelino and Yohanna Santos could barely contain their excitement March 11 upon learning that their children were accepted into Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.

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Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump 'school choice' proposal

January 17, 2017 | LOUIS FREEDBERG, Ed Source

Aspects of President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal for a massive $20 billion “school choice” program are running into resistance from an unexpected source: 

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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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