Not everyone is excited about the plan to allow 450 more charter school seats in New Bedford. The New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools is an outspoken critic of the charter plan. They're also pushing both city and state officials for additional funding for public schools. Coalition co-chair Ricardo Rosa visits Townsquare Sunday this week to make the case for full funding for the public school system, and how you can help.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

With additional reporting by Alexis Ostman

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