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

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

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

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.

More of the same? Hardly! Let us count the ways in which League decision making differs from partisan politics:

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.

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.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is currently studying charter schools. A new position will be adopted in 2017, enabling the League to advocate on associated issues at the state and local levels.