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to reject Question 2 in 2016. That
ballot question, which sought to
greatly expand charter schools, was
overwhelmingly defeated statewide,
62 percent to 38 percent.
New Bedford resident and UMass
Dartmouth education professor Ricardo
Rosa, who was active in the Question
2 fight, said he will be working with
community partners to push back
against the proposed expansions.
Rosa said that making sure people
understand that local elected leaders
have no control over charter schools
— and that charter schools can send
students back to the district public
schools at any time — is just part of
the work that needs to be done.
The other challenge, he said, is
making sure that public schools have
the resources required to meet every
student’s needs. He cited examples
from his own daughter’s experience in
the New Bedford Public Schools. The
librarian in her middle school was let
go, and students interested in band had
to enter a lottery to see if they could
get an instrument. Student athletes
needed to raise funds for their sports
programs, and some were made to feel
ashamed when they did not raise as
much money as others.
“We need a two-pronged effort,”
Rosa said. “We need more of a
robust transformation in our public
schools. In addition to educating the
public about what is dangerous about
charter schools, we need to establish
a dialogue with families about public
schools and address their anxieties.”
St. John said that while a charter
expansion is never welcome, now is a
particularly dangerous time to be taking
more resources away from students in
the public schools. The threats include
possibly having to close a school, raise
local property taxes, increase class
sizes or cut more services, he said.
“The funding crisis plays into the hands
of the companies that operate charter
schools, allowing them to exploit the
austerity our students are forced to live
under. This is not right,” St. John said.
“Every student deserves the opportunity
to thrive. To make that possible, the
state needs to fully fund the public
schools that welcome every student.”
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