Week In Review: Charter Schools, Tax Surcharge, Gender Wage Gap

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Our week in review panel goes behind this week's headlines: from the Massachusetts Senate's efforts to head off a ballot initiative on charter schools, a proposal to add a 1 percent surcharge on Boston property taxes, and an effort to close the gender wage gap in Boston appears to be gaining steam.


Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge and professor at Harvard Law School.

Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute, research fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, and head of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm.


Radio Boston: Mass. Senate Unveils New Charter Schools Bill

  • "I really challenge anybody to read this bill and find a place where they have a concern about equity or a duality that is not addressed in it."

Radio Boston: Boston Councilors Weigh Property Tax Surcharge

  • "We've made it so that it's very progressive, its very fair and its very affordable. But the benefits are going to be great."

Radio Boston: Will Anonymous Payroll Data Help Combat Wage Inequality In Boston?

  • “We know we’re the number one city in America in income inequality, and we want to be number one in a lot of places, but we don’t want to be number one in that space,” he said. “Because, our city is going to become a city that is divided.”

This segment aired on April 1, 2016.


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