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Speciously speaking for the charter school industry

Some excellent wonkery in this post. On the other side of the debate, however, see this recent study from Brookings, which concludes that "Massachusetts’ charter cap currently prevents expansion in precisely the urban areas where charter schools are doing their best work. Lifting the cap will allow more students to benefit from charter schools that are improving test scores, college preparation, and college attendance." - promoted by david


Boston Pops Fourth – RIP



Don’t eat the cardboard! [There's good food in Lowell]



Beyond Bernie: Voter suppression in New York

Is New York's voter registration law defensible? The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision from 43 years ago (cited downthread by jcohn88) ruled that it was constitutional: its purpose "is to inhibit party ‘raiding,’ whereby voters in sympathy with one party designate themselves as voters of another party so as to influence or determine the results of the other party’s primary. This purpose is accomplished...not only by requiring party enrollment several months in advance of the primary, on the theory that ‘long range planning in politics is quite difficult,’ but also by requiring enrollment prior to a general election." - promoted by hesterprynne


Delegate fees due April 8 – guide to secret payment link!



Soothiest sooth from a soothsayer



Charter Schools! Tonight in Arlington!



Can anyone spare a thou$and or two?



What about the elephants?

Charlie Baker and the rest of the MA Republicans are going to have a hard time holding on to their dignity, let alone their positions, in a national GOP run by Donald Trump. Yesterday's results: Democrats: 1,197,120 votes, GOP: 626,799 votes, i.e. an almost 2-1 margin. - promoted by Bob_Neer


Countdown to the Massachusetts Primary

Really, we should have the first vote in the nation. Why wait? - promoted by Bob_Neer