Behind the Headline: Civil Rights Fight Looms on Charter Schools Cap

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Civil Rights Fight Looms on Charter Schools Cap
3/8/15 | Boston Globe

Behind the Headline
Boston and the Charter School Cap
Winter 2014 | Education Next

In Boston, three prominent lawyers are filing a lawsuit to overturn the state’s cap on charter schools.  Efforts by charter school advocates to raise the cap have been  defeated by state lawmakers. The lawyers will argue that the charter school cap has the effect of denying students in Boston and other urban districts their right to a quality education.

An article by Jim Peyser in the Winter 2014 issue of Education Next looks at the political debates over the charter cap in Boston.

In an Education Next column about the Vergara case in California, Josh Dunn and Martha Derthick wondered whether courts are the appropriate body to resolve debates over education policy.

-Education Next

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