Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SJC keeps the charter cap

And just this morning, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed the decision of the lower court in dismissing Doe v. Peyser, the case brought by Boston Public Schools students against the charter school cap.
...although the remedy the plaintiffs seek by way of this action, i.e., expanding access to charter schools, could potentially help address the plaintiffs' educational needs, other policy choices might do so as well, such as taking steps 27 to improve lower-performing traditional public schools. There may be any number of equally effective options that also could address the plaintiffs' concerns; however, each would involve policy considerations that must be left to the Legislature.
Worth reading, if this is of interest, and some coverage here, but in any case: the charter cap stands.

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