Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change

LWVMA Charter School Study

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.

Here is the current time line for this study:

  • July 1, 2016: LWVMA Board will review consensus questions. Contact study committee chair Shelley Drowns if you have suggestions for questions.
  • October 1, 2016: Study materials and consensus questions will be available for local Leagues.
  • February 1, 2017: Local League responses due to the study committee.
  • Early spring, 2017: LWVMA board announces new position, six weeks prior to Convention.
  • Late spring, 2017: Delegate vote at 2017 LWVMA Convention.

What are the League's concerns and objectives in doing this study?

  • Create policy positions to help resolve the charter school "wars"
  • Find some win/win solutions for district schools and charter schools
  • Help parents and students who are caught in the middle
  • Create better options for students in underperforming school districts

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