Question 2: Charter school expansion

(WHDH) — One of the four ballot questions in Massachusetts, Question 2 addresses whether to raise the cap on the number of charter schools in the Commonwealth.

Question 2: Should Massachusetts authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools, or expand enrollment at existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education each year?

Yes: If the measure passes, the state will expand the number of charter schools that are created each year, or expand the number of students who attend existing charter schools. Charter schools operate independently from the state, unlike public schools, but also operate using public funds.

No: The current cap on the creation and enrollment for charter schools will not change.

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