Both sides in charter school ballot battle to hit streets

BOSTON (AP) — Both sides in the battle over a charter school ballot question are planning to meet with voters this weekend.

Gov. Charlie Baker will be joining with charter school supporters Saturday just before noon at the “Yes on 2” campaign headquarters in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston before they head out to knock on doors.

The Republican governor is a longtime supporter of charter schools.

Opponents of the question also are planning to hit the streets Saturday.

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni will be canvassing door-to-door at about 10 a.m. with members of the Belchertown Education Association. Later in the day she plans to join volunteers in Holyoke.

Question Two would let Massachusetts add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside of existing caps.

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