LOWELL -- Gov. Charlie Baker, the state's top proponent of expanding charter schools, will go door-to-door appealing to voters in Lowell Wednesday afternoon with parents and other supporters.

Baker has, with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, been one of few prominent Massachusetts politicians in support of Question 2, which would allow for up to 12 new or expanded charter schools each year across the state. Many cities, including Lowell, have waiting lists for students looking to enter charter schools.

Baker has recently thrown his support behind the charter-school expansion effort, including appearing in ads. Opponents include the Lowell City Council and School Committee, the United Teachers of Lowell union and the statewide teachers union.

The governor is scheduled to address charter-school supporters and knock on doors starting at 3:20 p.m. on Holyrood Avenue, a street off Rogers Street (Route 38).

Supporters of Question 2 say expanding access to charter schools will help students earn a better education, while opponents say more charter schools would mean significant additional costs for communities.

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