Lowell Lecture

Questions on Question 2: Charter Schools

Date & Time

Oct. 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
Driving Directions

  • Thabiti Brown (Head of School at Codman Academy Charter Public School)
  • Harneen Chernow (BPS parent and former member of the MA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Shane Dunn (Coalitions Director at Great Schools Massachusetts)
  • Tito Jackson (Boston City Councilor) Moderator: Mike Deehan (State House Reporter, WGBH News)
Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University




Jennifer Bonardi (jbonardi@fordhallforum.org, 617-305-6316)

(Co-Presented with the New Leaders Council) In November, Massachusetts voters will decide on Question 2, which would authorize up to 12 new charter schools each year across the state. Priority would be given to proposed charter schools in public school districts that are in the bottom quarter in terms of performance. This ballot question features passionate, and well-funded campaigns on both sides, and public polling has been tight.

Ford Hall Forum presents two supporters of Question 2 — Shane Dunn, Coalitions Director at Great Schools Massachusetts, and Thabiti Brown, Head of School at Codman Academy Charter Public School — and two detractors — Tito Jackson, a Boston City Councilor, and Harneen Chernow, a Boston Public Schools parent and former member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Be a part of the discussion on charter schools in Massachusetts with moderator Mike Deehan and decide on your vote!