On Thursday, October 6th, educators, students, parents and community allies mobilized in over 200 cities to stand up for public education. This is also an important time to bring awareness to the dangers of lifting the Commonwealth Charter Cap at the alarming rate of 12 schools per year, as proposed by ballot question #2.
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Below are some of the effects of Commonwealth Charters, and why it is important to Vote NO on 2
Lost Funding: This year alone, charters will divert more than $450 million from public schools.
No Local Accountability: Charter Schools are not accountable to their local communities
Separate and Unequal’ Education: Charter schools are divisive, creating a two-track system. They typically under-serve English language learners and special needs students.