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Council president officially opposes charter school ballot measure

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Boston City Council President Michelle Wu.
Boston City Council President Michelle Wu.Keith Bedford

Boston City Council president Michelle Wu will vote "No" on a November referendum to lift the state charter school cap, echoing the position of several other city politicians.

In a tweet posted earlier this week by "Save our Public Schools," an anti-charter schools organization that is working to defeat the November referendum, Wu donned a "Save our Public Schools" sticker and offered her endorsement for the grass-roots campaign.

"Thank you @BOSCityCouncil President @wutrain for the endorsement today! #NoOn2," the tweet from Save our Public Schools read. #NoOn2 has become the preferred hashtag for opponents of the referendum, which will be Question 2 on the November ballot.

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Wu's position should not come as a surprise. Over the summer, the Boston City Council passed a full-body resolution opposing the expanded charter school cap, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has also announced he will vote "No" in November.


Astead W. Herndon can be reached at astead.herndon@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @AsteadWH