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October 26, 2016

Panelists to Discuss Massachusetts Ballot Question to Raise the Cap on Charter Schools

Michael Curry, Chris Gabrieli, Jessica Tang, and Marty Walz join WGBH's Jim Braude to discuss how raising the cap on charter schools would affect Massachusetts

BOSTON – On Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m., the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in partnership with WGBH, will host a panel discussion on the ballot question that, if approved, would raise the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts. Jim Braude of WGBH’s Greater Boston will moderate.

This is the second in a series of two Citizens’ Choice discussions that the Institute and WGBH are partnering on to provide in-depth conversations on the ballot questions Massachusetts voters will be considering in the upcoming election on November 8.

WHAT: A Citizens’ Choice panel discussion on Massachusetts ballot question 2, the Massachusetts Authorization of Additional Charter Schools and Charter School Expansion Initiative.

Panelists to Include: Michael Curry, President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP Chris Gabrieli, Chairman and CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Jessica Tang, Director of Organizing at the Boston Teachers Union Marty Walz, Principal at Marty Walz and Associates, former Massachusetts State Representative

Moderated by Jim Braude, Host of WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston, and co-host of Boston Public Radio on 89.7 WGBH-FM

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point – Boston, MA 02125


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