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Massachusetts - Question 2 Gains Another $1.5 Million, Mostly from NY, by Mercedes Schneider

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Diane Ravitch says:, Mercedes Schneider has been watching the money flowing in to Massachusetts from out of state to influence voters to lift the cap on charters. While more than 100 school district boards have voted against Question 2, while the teachers' union opposes it, it has the passionate support of hedge fund managers in New York City.Thus far, about $12 million has been allocated to fight for charters; most of that money comes from out of state.About half that much has been spent to defeat Question 2, mostly from the teachers' unions, which understand that the charters will kill the union and remove teachers' rights.Will Massachusetts allow millionaires and billionaires in New York to create a dual school system in their state and privatize public money meant for public schools?


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