“It seems that the debate over charter schools is once again heating up in Massachusetts.
|Massachusetts town of Ludlow Superintendent Todd Gazda says charters hurt communities.|
Proposed legislation by Governor Baker, a lawsuit by students, and an upcoming ballot question all seek to raise the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. This is a matter on which I have remained silent until now as Ludlow thankfully does not have a charter school in town and we lose few students (19) to charter schools in surrounding communities. However, given the tenor of the debate surrounding this topic and its importance to my colleagues in other communities I felt it was time to explore this issue…”