Charter Schools

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

LWV Amherst's conclusions about the eleven questions posed by the LWVMA charter school study committee. For details and background information about these questions, see https://lwvma.org/member-resources/charter-school-study/.

Annenberg Foundation examines charter school governance in Massachusetts

Note: The voters of Georgia declined to amend the constitution to allow state control of public schools, 60-40%, in November 2016. (Mentioned on p. 1 of this report, released before the election.)

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.

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.

Report prepared by School Superindents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties together with the Collaborative for Educational Services, entitled Key Points about Disproportionate Impact of Charter Schools on Rural and Small Districts" (December, 2015)

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.

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