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A vote for students: Why I am voting "yes" on Question 2 to raise the charter school cap

October 31, 2016 | Mo Cowan

AT THE OUTSET, I make two admissions: I am not a fan of making public policy via ballot initiative and my children currently are enrolled in private, independent schools.

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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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Our view: Yes on charter schools

October 31, 2016 | Salem News

In addition to the presidential and local elections, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on several ballot questions that will directly affect their daily lives.

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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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Ignore fears about Question 2; Vote Yes

October 30, 2016 | Kevin Andrews, Guest Opinion, Cape Cod Times

Opponents of Question 2, which would allow more public charter schools in low-performing school districts, have been employing scare tactics to spread fear about its impact, arguing it would result in uncontrolled growth of public charter schools that would bankrupt district schools.

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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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