MTA members spoke up, sent hundreds of e-mails to their state senators and influenced the outcome of the charter reform bill that passed the state Senate last week. While the MTA remains opposed to any cap lift, we are pleased that the Senate bill includes critical accountability measures and a local approval requirement for new charters. This bill shows that our work with the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance is changing the conversation about charter schools: The charter myths are being exposed. 

It is more and more likely that the charter issue will be on the ballot this fall. We are organizing with parents, students and our labor allies to #keepthecap. See how you can be involved here. For more information, go here. Our success on this issue will have a huge impact on public education and our members for decades to come.

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