The new secretary of education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, James Peyser, has an interview with WGBH in which he talks about how the City of Boston's statutory cap on the number of charter schools is hurting children:
There are 34 charter schools in the city of Boston, the maximum number allowed under the current cap. 18,000 children are on the wait lists to attend those schools, which Peyser labeled a major issue for his department.
"To deny those parents and those children the opportunity to go to a great school when unfortunately too many of the options they have otherwise are not great seems to be totally wrong from a policy point of view and maybe even from a moral one," he said.
I'm receptive to the idea of this as a moral issue,. It would be helpful to hear Mr. Peyser — or better yet, Governor Baker — elaborate a bit and articulate the moral framework that makes it wrong.