BOSTON, MA – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, (D-8th District), announced his support for lifting the charter school cap, which will provide Massachusetts’ families with fair access to public charter schools.
“I’m very much pro-charter school, no question about it…I support expanding the cap [on public charter schools],” Congressman Lynch said during an appearance on WBUR’s Radio Boston.
Congressman Lynch is a co-founder of Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, MA. He has served in Congress since 2001. Prior to serving in Congress, Congressman Lynch served in the Massachusetts State Senate, the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and as the President of the Ironworkers Union, where he was the youngest president in the history of the union.
Congressman Lynch has a long history of advocacy for working families during his time in the Massachusetts State Legislature and and the U.S House of Representatives, where he is a co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus.
“We’re thrilled that Congressman Lynch is standing up for every parent’s right to choose the best public school for their children,” said Eileen O’Connor of Great Schools Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is home to the best public charter schools in the nation, with a proven, 20-year track record of providing an excellent education to all children, and strengthening Massachusetts’ best-in-the-nation public education system.
Great Schools Massachusetts is a statewide coalition of parents, community groups, public charter schools, education advocates and members of the business community committed to providing families with equal access to public charter schools.