Letter: Charters are important educational innovation

Charters are important education innovation

To the editor:

Massachusetts has long been passionate about education. The first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin, was founded in 1635. The first public high school in the U.S. started in Boston in 1821. Massachusetts colleges and universities are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Education is not stagnant. Researchers from Harvard are among the many who continue to experiment with the ways in which students learn. The goal of these experiments is to produce educated citizens capable of serving their communities and their countries in thoughtful ways.

Charter schools are innovative in their mission to do whatever will help students learn. They are public schools enjoying the freedom to try until they succeed with each student. Since funding is not a legitimate problem (see #TruthAboutCharters), the progressive, education-minded citizens of Massachusetts should have no qualms about voting to allow more. Vote YES on Question 2.

Margaret Roussin, Hinsdale


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