Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

Video: State Sen. Chang-Diaz on Question 2

One of the most talked-about statewide ballot question in this November's election is Question 2, which asks Massachusetts residents if the cap on charter schools should be lifted. If the measure passes, more charter schools could be created in the state. Jamaica Plain resident State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, D-Boston, is the chair of the state's Committee on Education. Jamaica Plain News was able to speak with Chang-Diaz during the recent JP Music Festival and asked her opinion of Question 2. A yes vote would allow for up to 12 approvals each year of either new charter schools or expanded enrollments in existing charter schools. While new charter schools could be approved every year, overall charter schools enrollment could not exceed 1 percent of statewide public school enrollment. A no vote would make no change in current laws to charter schools.

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