BOSTON (AP) — Parents, students, teachers and others interested in the state’s schools are expected to crowd into the Massachusetts Statehouse for a public hearing on nearly three dozen education-related bills.
The vast majority of the bills are related to charter schools, with proposals to create a moratorium on new charter schools, improve state reimbursements for charter schools, and ensure “charter school transparency and public accountability.”READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids
Tuesday’s hearing before the Legislature’s Education Committee comes days after Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a bill that he said would let the state add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside the existing cap on the schools in Massachusetts.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
Critics say Baker’s bill would end up creating a two-tier education system.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
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