Teachers union, residents sue to block New Bedford charter school plan

Lawsuit looks to scuttle proposal state ed commissioner called sensible compromise

A PLAN PUT forward by state education commissioner Jeff Riley as a compromise aimed at healing a rift over charter schools in New Bedford is instead drawing the wrath of the state’s largest teacher union, which has filed a lawsuit to block a deal it calls an “extortionate proposal” and “strong-armed attempt” to undermine the(...)

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