Senator Brownsberger, I would like to understand more about your thoughts on charter schools.
A bill to lift the cap on enrollment in charter schools for students in the lowest 10% of districts in the state will be debated next week. It is my understanding that this legislation would make it easier for more charter schools to open in the areas (primarily urban) where schools need the most support. It is also my understanding that charter organizations that currently out-perform the districts their students come from and that have been recognized for helping students to gain additional months and even years of education within one school year would be able to apply to create new schools or to enlarge their enrollment at their current schools.
Are you in favor of having more charter schools in these communities? Do you support this bill?
For more information, I would like to direct your attention to this article from the MCPSA: http://www.masscharterschools.org/media/news/lift-cap-urban-charters