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Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Will the city’s new mayor be pro-charter?

It was a juxtaposition that demonstrates the way things are changing in Boston.

One of the elected officials who came to the State House this week to weigh in on charter schools was Boston Mayor Tom Menino. The mayor wants more charters that are subject to mayoral control (surprise, surprise), but doesn’t favor lifting the cap to allow more of the independent academies known as Commonwealth charters.

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