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The fight over charter schools isn't contained within Massachusetts -- states including Washington and New York have battled over the school system. (Mike Groll/AP)
The fight over charter schools isn't contained within Massachusetts -- states including Washington and New York have battled over the school system. (Mike Groll/AP)

The city of Boston currently has a AAA bond rating, the highest possible. But that could change if the state's ballot Question 2 passes, according to an email sent to Boston and three other Massachusetts cities this week by Moody's Investors Service.

The email, first reported by The Boston Globe, warns that if the ballot measure to expand charter schools passes, that would be "credit negative" for Boston, Lawrence, Springfield and Fall River.

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David Scharfenberg, State House reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @dscharfGlobe.

Mark Williams finance professor at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, which tweets @BUQuestrom. He is also a former bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank. He tweets @UncontrolRisk.

This segment aired on November 2, 2016.

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