BOSTON (CBS) – On Election Day, Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to lift the cap on charter schools.

There are currently 78 charter schools operating in the state.

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The new law would:

  • Allow 12 new charters each year over the current limit
  • State Board of Education would review applications for new charters
  • Students are admitted by lotteries set by the charter schools

Barbara Madeloni, head of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and Shannah Varon, head of Boston Collegiate Charter School and chair of the Boston Charter Alliance debate Question 2. You can watch the debate in full above, or in parts, below.

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Watch Part 1

Watch Part 2: Your Questions

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Watch Part 3: Closing Statements