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Our curated collection of the latest resources and updates on charter school issues in Massachusetts
Framingham schools use bikes as an alternative way to get to school (Metrowest Daily News)
Haverhill officials shift gears on eighth grade events (Eagle Tribune)
MassBudget has released a great brief explaining how funding works for Charter Schools in Massachusetts and how it interacts with traditional school district funds. This is an excellent resource for those who are interested in understanding this issue.Read the Report
Last Updated: November 8, 2016
The following Massachusetts school committees have passed a resolution in opposition to MA Ballot Question #2, which would raise the charter school cap:
At a recent Citizens for Public Schools Forum, MASC Past President and current Arlington School Committee member Paul Schlichtman gave a detailed presentation on the crippling financial impact of charter schools on public school districts and followed with a discussion on the status of the proposed charter school legislation currently under debate in the legislature and the pending ballot question.
Citizens for Public Schools, a nonprofit education advocacy organization, has released an analysis of the charter school waitlist numbers showing significant exaggeration in pro-charter groups' previous claims.
Need a useful guide to some of the key facts and fiction about Massachusetts charter schools? MASC's new fact sheet uses data from the MASC Who is Being Served by Massachusetts Charter Schools? Report as well as State Auditor Suzanne Bump's 2014 audit of DESE oversight of charters (pdf).