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  • A Turning Point for the Charter School Movement

    By Molly Knefel, Truthout | News Analysis

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts poses for a selfie with supporters of his effort to lift the state's cap on charter schools. Charters are facing formidable opposition this election season: Democrats passed a resolution this month opposing the proposed charter school expansion in Massachusetts, and residents will vote on the proposal in November.Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts poses for a selfie with supporters of his effort to lift the state's cap on charter schools. Charters are facing formidable opposition this election season: Democrats passed a resolution this month opposing the proposed charter school expansion in Massachusetts, and residents will vote on the proposal in November. (Photo: Charlie Baker / Flickr)

    Charter schools were supposed to better serve the highest need students -- with a unionized workforce, empowered teachers and diverse students. But most today are more racially segregated than traditional schools and only around 12 percent are unionized. No wonder resistance to charters is growing.

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