In Massachusetts, a proposal to increase the number of charter schools that was made by Governor Charlie Baker is facing opposition in the state senate.

Massachusetts charter schools are among the highest-performing in the nation. Why is there so much opposition to their continued growth?

In this episdoe of the EdNext podcast, Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute in Boston, sits down with EdNext’s Paul E. Peterson to discuss the governor’s proposal and the broader debate over charter schools that is now taking place in the Massachusetts state legislature.

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Last updated April 20, 2016