Massachusetts Gov Gets Drenched During Charter Campaign Kick-Off

The clouds were coming for Beacon Hill when Gov. Charlie Baker took to the podium outside the State House.

Then they opened directly on top of him and several dozen supporters of Question 2, a ballot initiative that will allow an expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts.

Supporters of the ballot question say charter schools provide parents an option outside of the traditional school system and are going to the ballot to ease the statewide cap on enrollment. Tens of thousands of students are on charter waiting lists as a result of the current cap, they say.

Opponents say charter schools divert funding from public school districts.

Supporters let out a cheer amid the downpour, and Baker veered off-script after they finished chanting, “Yes on 2.”

“You know something folks? For too many children and too many families in the Commonwealth of Mass., it’s been raining for a really long time,” Baker said.

For more information, see MassLive.

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