Editorial: ‘No’ on Question 2

The state’s second ballot question is not an easy decision. The proposal to raise the state’s cap on charter schools requires study and thought, including weighing passionate arguments and sometimes conflicting information. The way becomes clearer when we step back from the bitterness of this fight and focus on the public school system’s core purpose. Check back with Worcester Sun for our thoughts on Question 4 and Trump vs. Clinton.

Endorsement: Joe Petty for mayor, for now

Joe Petty has run a campaign highlighting the long-term values of collaboration and economic development. His primary competitor, Mike Gaffney, has run a campaign that stresses the lack of a direct impact these policies have on many city residents.

Endorsements: Six for School Committee

The next School Committee will be dealing with a Level 3 district with schools in much need of repair or replacement, high-stakes testing concerns and a not-always-collegial working relationship with the City Council — oh, and finding a new superintendent.