Statement on Senator Elizabeth Warren's Opposition to Question 2
"We are grateful to have Senator Warren as an ally in our fight to protect our public schools and ensure that all kids have access to a high-quality education. As a charter school supporter, her leadership in opposition to Question 2 echos what we are hearing from families across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts voters understand that Question 2 will take billions of dollars away from successful public schools and send it to privately-run charters."
BACKGROUND: Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement on Question 2.
“I will be voting no on Question 2. Many charter schools in Massachusetts are producing extraordinary results for our students, and we should celebrate the hard work of those teachers and spread what’s working to other schools. But after hearing more from both sides, I am very concerned about what this specific proposal means for hundreds of thousands of children across our Commonwealth, especially those living in districts with tight budgets where every dime matters. Education is about creating opportunity for all our children, not about leaving many behind. I hope that the Legislature, the teachers, and the parents can come together to find ways to make sure all kids in Massachusetts get a first-rate education without pitting groups against each other.”