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Patrick wants more charter schools

Students would nearly double; districts fear huge loss of funds

The proposal to be unveiled today is a switch for Governor Deval Patrick, who once resisted calls to lift the state’s limits on the number of charter schools. The proposal to be unveiled today is a switch for Governor Deval Patrick, who once resisted calls to lift the state’s limits on the number of charter schools.
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / July 16, 2009

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Governor Deval Patrick will unveil a proposal today to nearly double the number of charter school seats allowed in the state’s worst-performing districts, a move expected to trigger a fierce debate on Beacon Hill and send tremors through local school systems. (Full article: 1000 words)

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