BOSTON (AP) — The battle over a charter school ballot question is heating up in the sprint to Election Day.
On Tuesday, opponents of the question — which seeks to expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts — released a statement from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calling for the measure’s defeat.
The former Democratic presidential hopeful faulted the question for relying on money from New York backers. Sanders said it would drain resources from traditional public schools.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who said charter schools offer important educational options for minority students, spent Tuesday morning going door-to-door in Springfield drumming up support for the question. Baker was joined by Henry Thomas III, president of Urban League of Springfield.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is headlining a Tuesday evening rally to oppose the question.
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