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The Citizens' Choice: Raising the Cap on Charter Schools

A Discussion on Massachusetts 2016 Ballot Question 2

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Charter School Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Columbia Point

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate partnered with WGBH to present The Citizens Choice: Raising the Cap on Charter Schools. Through this discussion, experts explored both sides of this issue and attempted to answer the question: would raising the cap on charter schools affect Massachusetts for better or for worse? Jim Braude, host of WGBH’s Greater Boston moderated the discussion.

Panelists

  • Michael Curry, President, Boston Branch of the NAACP
  • Chris Gabrieli, Chairman and CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education
  • Jessica Tang, Director of Organizing, Boston Teachers Union
  • Marty Walz, Former Massachusetts State Representative; Principal, Marty Walz and Associates

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The Citizens' Choice: Raising the Cap on Charter Schools

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