Overall, state aid to schools is inadequate. I hope we can pass the “millionaire’s tax” this November and use the proceeds to increase school aid under a simpler, more rational formula.
After school care needs improvement.
As a legislator, I was struck by the brass of a recent campaign commercial. As a citizen, I am voting against Question 2, which would lift the cap on charter schools, because I am concerned about its impact on already-strained local school budgets. A Yes vote would create new schools without creating additional resources to pay for them.
Many people were kind enough to weigh-in with feedback on the piece on Question Two that I ran last week and I thought I should follow up with some additional information. I support some charter expansion, but I do believe that Question Two goes too far.
On school issues, I listen very closely to the feelings of parents. I get mixed signals from parents about charter schools, but I do come down against Question Two, which would lift the cap on charter schools, because it goes too far.
Minuteman FAQ: Why is there a referendum on September 20, 2016? The decision has been made by the Minuteman School Committee to construct a new building at a total cost of $144,922,478 million. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has committed to funding up to $44,139,213, the district must borrow the balance. Pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 71, […]