Yesterday, the daughter of a Boston Teacher’s Union member shared her positive experience in a public charter school.  An editorial in the MetroWest Daily News called out suburban school committees for “going out of their way to deny educational opportunities to poor and minority children in the state’s toughest neighborhoods.”

 

BTU Member’s daughter praises charter school experience
By Nicole Eduwensuyi For The Bulletin Newspapers
“With too many district schools consistently not meeting high standards, what other options are there for parents who want their children to have a high quality education? Whether or not union members or anti-charter advocates want to admit it, public charter schools provide parents and students a great free alternative to failing district schools. We have the ability to make a high quality education available to the thousands of students in Boston and beyond who are now being denied that opportunity. Voting yes on Question 2, which will lift the cap on public charter schools, will give an option to parents who don’t want to send their child to a failing district school. Lifting the charter school cap will give students access to a better education.” (Read more here)

Editorial: Distractions and distortions on charter question
MetroWest Daily News
“But the charter school cap is an obstacle to charter school expansion in Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence and Lowell – cities where Massachusetts’ neediest students are trapped in failing schools, where thousands of parents have put their children’s names on waiting lists for admission to schools with higher standards and stronger performance.  Are suburban school committee members, who think themselves champions of education, telling those urban parents to be satisfied with what they’ve got? If not, they ought to explain why they are going out of their way to deny educational opportunities to poor and minority children in the state’s toughest neighborhoods.” (Read more here)

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