I encourage voters to read the text and decide for themselves. When politicians and advocacy groups use extreme rhetoric, it often means they don’t trust residents’ reasonable judgement. The legislature could have avoided this, but failed. Education funding in Massachusetts just returned to 2009 levels. The ballot question is targeted towards Massachusetts’ worst performing districts, not Somerville. I don’t want charter schools to replace traditional public education; however, I realize that while I enjoy options for my daughter, many on waitlists have none. I’m voting yes because it’s not about what the MTA wants; it’s about what our kids need.