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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh greeting St. Patrick's Day Parade spectators in March. (Steven Senne/AP)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh greeting St. Patrick's Day Parade spectators in March. (Steven Senne/AP)
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The debate over charter schools is picking up again now that Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed legislation to lift the cap and allow 12 new or expanded charter schools each year in the state's lowest performing school districts.

Among those opposed to the governor's plan is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. We spoke to him about charter schools, as well as about his long fight with casino developer Steve Wynn and about the state's addiction crisis.

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Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston. He tweets @marty_walsh.

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The Boston Globe: Governor, Mayor Differ On Charter School Plans

  • "Mayor Martin J. Walsh called Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to expand charter schools across the state dangerous Tuesday, saying the plan would increase their numbers too quickly, draining district budgets and establishing schools without time for adequate preparation."

This segment aired on October 14, 2015.

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