A final push for, against charter school expansion

Sadatu Mamah-Trawill led a chant prior to a “Yes on 2” rally, which received a rousing reception outside the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club in Boston on Monday. –Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe

Governor Charlie Baker made an impassioned closing argument for more charter schools at a Roxbury rally Monday night, capping a fervent final day of campaigning for Massachusetts’ four ballot questions.

Baker, flanked by a diverse group of parents and students, pitched a charter-expansion referendum as a chance to bring the high-quality education that prevails in the suburbs to more low-income, urban families.

“This is Massachusetts, and we believe in the transformational power of education,” the governor said, his voice rising. “We believe in equal opportunity, and we believe that everybody, no matter where they live or what their zip code is, deserves a chance for something more.”


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