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Advocates seeking more Boston charter schools

Backers want state to lift cap on new facilities

MALDEN - Boston charter school operators and advocates are urging state education officials to lift a moratorium on new charter schools in the city, two years after the enactment of a state law called for a sweeping expansion of these schools.

Advocates say allowing the establishment of more schools would address pent-up demand among students and parents in Boston. Collectively, the approximately 20 independently run charter schools in the city have 20,000 students on waiting lists, and some have seen their waiting lists double or triple in size in the past two years.

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