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Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot

in deep blue Massachusetts, the contentious campaigning is not for president but for a ballot question on whether to expand charter schools. The pitched battle in this state, known as a bellwether on education policy, reflects the passions that charter schools arouse nationwide, particularly regarding a central part of the debate: If they offer children in lagging traditional public schools an alternative path to a quality education, do they also undermine those schools and the children in them?