Askwith Debates: More Charter Schools?


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Longfellow Hall 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138

The Massachusetts Vote and the National Debate

Voters will face a decision this November regarding charter school caps – whether or not to authorize up to 12 new charter schools or expand enrollment in existing Massachusetts charter schools beginning as early as January 2017.

Will a “yes” vote harm mainstream schools and undermine their funding? What other opportunities are there for parents stuck on charter school waiting lists? Will this decision influence the future of charter schools nationwide? This referendum has attracted national attention in the heated controversy about the future of charter schools in the U.S. public school education system. How do taxpayers/voters determine what’s best to keep mainstream school systems healthy while looking out for what’s best for individual children? Join us as proponents and opponents square off on the merits of charter school expansion in this inaugural of the Askwith Debates.

Who it’s for: parents, students, educators, community members, policy makers, current and future leaders
Vibe: thought-provoking, educational

Seating is first come, first seated. Please note registering does not guarantee seating.

Cost: Free

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