Your Call: Outspent but not outdone, how Massachusetts’ teachers defeated a charter school expansion
How did a teacher-led coalition defeat a charter school expansion initiative despite being outspent by dark money and out-of-state contributions?
In November, 62 percent of voters said no to a Massachusetts' measure that would have allowed up to 12 new charter schools each year. Wall Street execs, the Walton Foundation, and others funded the pro-charter side with nearly $26 million, while teachers unions spent $15 million.
Barbara Madeloni, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association
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