SOPS Telephone Town Hall

Join MTA’s Telephone Town Hall on Question 2

When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they will decide the fate of Question 2, which would effectively obliterate any cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

In our campaign to defeat Question 2 at the ballot box, the MTA is encouraging all members to participate in a Telephone Town Hall with President Barbara Madeloni at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

During the call, participants will have a chance to ask questions and hear from fellow MTA members about the most effective ways to persuade voters to #KeeptheCap.

“This will be an opportunity for educators to discuss how the charter campaign connects to the work we do in our classrooms and our locals,” Madeloni said. “We’ll be talking about how winning will build our power and sustain it, as well as what we will be doing when school begins.”

"This will be an opportunity for educators to discuss how the charter campaign connects to the work we do in our classrooms and our locals.”

— Barbara Madeloni,
MTA President

This year, privately run Massachusetts charter schools will siphon more than $450 million from district public schools. Charter schools create a two-track system of education described by the NAACP as “separate and unequal.” They undermine local control and are often approved despite united community opposition.

The MTA is a member of Save Our Public Schools, a grassroots coalition that has been working hard to get the message out, and more than 80 communities have passed resolutions against raising the cap.

But in order to win this fight at the ballot box on Nov. 8, we need to use all of our collective power.

If the MTA has your phone number, you should be called within a few minutes of 7 p.m. on Aug. 31. Just pick up your phone to participate in the Telephone Town Hall. If you prefer, or if you do not receive a call, please call in. The toll-free number and access code are as follows:

  • Call-in number: 855.756.7520
  • Conference number (when prompted): 32559#

Visit the MTA's toolkit on charter schools for more information.