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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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Adding charter schools is about opportunity, not just funding

October 28, 2016 | Adrian Walker

Andrea Campbell is a great success story for the Boston Public Schools: an up-by-her-bootstraps Boston Latin graduate who went on to Princeton and now the Boston City Council, where her district includes Dorchester and Mattapan.

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Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

October 28, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

WHEN EXPERIMENTS SUCCEED, it makes sense to replicate them. Voters have the chance to continue a successful strategy in public education by approving Question 2, which would allow the state to continue expanding public charter schools in the communities that need them most, including Boston.

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Letter: Charters give more students quality educational options

October 27, 2016 | Marc Kenen

Charters give more students quality education options

To the editor:

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Your View: Stoking fears about Question 2

October 27, 2016 | Kevin Andrews

Opponents of Question 2 to 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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Oran: The truth about Massachusetts' charter schools

October 26, 2016 | Scott Oran

As a progressive Democrat myself, I am concerned that after reading Shawn Fitzgibbons' and Alison Leary’s opinions on Question 2, your readers might be left with several misconceptions about the ballot question that would lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

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Baker goes door to door in search of charter school votes

October 26, 2016 | Andy Metzger

DORCHESTER >> Gov. Charlie Baker was three-for-three canvassing for the charter school ballot question in Dorchester Tuesday when he met Ingrid Beckles on her front porch.

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