I am beginning to think that there needs to be some law against out of state funding for state-level ballot questions.
On November 08, 2016, Massachusetts voters will be deciding whether or not to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. The ballot measure, known as Question 2, would open the door for “up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year.”
According to October 05, 2016, filings, the following Question 2 ballot committees reported raising additional funds:
In favor of Question 2:
- Campaign for Fair Access to Quality Public Schools: $25,165
- Great Schools Massachusetts: $2,215,437 (Includes the entire $150,000 reported on October 05, 2016, from the ballot committee, Expanding Educational Opportunities)
- Yes on 2 (apparently created only so that Arkansas billionaire, Alice Walton, could contribute $710,000 in July 2016) is now officially dissolved.
Opposed to Question 2:
- Save Our Public Schools: $7,459
What this means is that to date, the ballot committees in favor of Question 2 have…
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