Charter schools are the subject of proposed legislation in every session of the Massachusetts General Court as well as of frequent ballot questions. It is a complex, multi-faceted issue. The study, and the ultimate consensus position, covers many but not all aspects of the problem.

Charter School Study (LWVMA)

2015 - 2017

LWVMA Adopts New Position on Charter Schools

May 10, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has published its new position on Charter Schools.

LWVMA Seeking New Position on Charter Schools

December 04, 2016

LWVA has completed its two consensus meetings for the LWVMA charter school study.

Why Participate in League Consensus?

November 27, 2016

Are you mentally and emotionally drained after the last year of democracy as practiced in the United States? Then we invite you to participate in the LWVA consensus meetings on charter schools January 11 and/or 12.

Materials for LWVMA Charter School Study Released

October 05, 2016

The materials for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts charter school study have been posted on the LWVMA web site. They include information on how charter schools work and how they are funded, as well as the consensus questions to be considered by each local League.

LWVA Opening Meeting Jump Starts LWV Charter School Study

September 21, 2016

William Diehl, the Executive Director of the Collaborative for Educational Service, presented a talk on "The Disproportionate Impact of Charter Schools on Rural and Small Districts" at the LWVA Opening Meeting on September 14.

LWVMA Charter School Study

May 15, 2016

At its 2015 Convention, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts adopted a study of Charter Schools, with the aim of creating a position for use in advocating at the state level on this subject.