BOSTON (AP) — Two proposed ballot questions that could strongly influence public education in Massachusetts will be aired on Beacon Hill.
One of the measures scheduled for a hearing Monday before the Education Committee would allow up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside of existing state caps.READ MORE: Dartmouth College Requires Remote Employees Be Vaccinated
The other proposal would remove Massachusetts from a consortium of U.S. states that adopted Common Core education standards.
Both measures could go before voters in November unless lawmakers approve them.READ MORE: Veteran Sportscaster Bob Neumeier Dies
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker strongly favors allowing more charter schools. About 34,000 Massachusetts children are on charter school waiting lists.
Democratic legislative leaders have indicated a willingness to debate charter school legislation, though likely not the current proposal.MORE NEWS: Beverly Man Dies While Hiking On New Hampshire Trail
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