EVERY PARENT DESERVES TO CHOOSE THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Charter schools are PUBLIC schools, open to all children. They have a proven track record of closing the achievement gap for kids who need it the most. They offer longer school days, more personal attention, and great teaching. And Massachusetts’ families are desperate for more of them. learn more

33,000 KIDS ARE WAITING FOR THEIR SHOT AT A GREAT EDUCATION

Because of an outdated and arbitrary cap on the number of public charter schools, almost 33,000 children are stuck on waiting lists to get into these great public schools - waiting for a chance at a great education. Waiting for the cap to be lifted. It’s time for a change - these kids can’t wait any longer for a great public school in their community. learn more

public charter school facts

The facts are clear: Public Charter Schools in Massachusetts are among the nation’s best public schools.

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
ARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

They have no entrance exams or admission requirements. Students are admitted by random lottery.

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
HAVE PROVEN RESULTS

Studies have shown that public charter schools have a proven record of improving outcomes for kids in low-performing school districts.

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
ARE ACCOUNTABLE

They must be approved by the state Board of Education and are subject to rigorous annual performance reviews.

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