Tired, cynical - Them is fightin words

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At Tuesday's hearing on charter schools, the Mass Association…

More quotes on charters

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The challenge to the reign of the education establishment is…

After the charter hearing, more quotes

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Paul Vallas, Superintendent of the New Orleans Recovery School…

Equal Treatment for All!

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Just returned from a packed State House hearing on charter…

After the charter hearing, some quotes

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I hope our legislators are open to understanding the wisdom of…

Ed Policy Schizophrenia

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A great press release from the Mass Department of Education notes: For…

Deb Meier v. The Powerful, Dark Phantom that Pioneer is

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I can see it now: The heavy-footed, giant, unforgiving Dark Phantom…

News flash - healthcare costs are rising fast

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Thought I would remind you of that just in case you forgot. …

Who will train Portland to love transit?

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So, back to Randal O'Toole's Debunking Portland. Everyone would…

Savonarola still wrong: another lesson from the mortgage mess

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I lead with a fire-and-brimstone Renaissance preacher partly…

Portland is a City that Doesn't Work?

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I walk to work, and I cannot for the life of me understand how…

Shoot, did I miss Bastille Day?

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First of all, let me just say how proud I am of my fellow Pioneers:…

Questionable ties

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From a website providing "the history of the necktie" come several…

The Emerging Anti-Necktie Consensus

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The necktie debate has roiled through our office several times.…

A LOT of GBH tote bags

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I like "Sesame Street," as I don't think pre-school children…

Great Pension Resource

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We did a paper last year detailing the cost of pension gaming…

A Big Wet Kiss for Racinos

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The Globe's Stan Grossfeld plants exactly that in today's Globe…

Darwin Award Candidate

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Yesterday's Globe reports on charges filed against a Vermont…

McKay is increasingly OK

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Florida's McKay scholarship program is increasingly a model to…

Taxes and Tolls

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As promised, today's Mass Media headlines on the homepage will…

Always double down on 11

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That is, of course, unless the dealer is showing a face card. There…

PACho Libre?

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OK, I swear to god this is true. Friends at the Mackinac Center…

Not yet a Declaration of Independence but Getting There

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In an op-ed in the Saturday Globe, Father Monan and Michael Keating…

Shameless Plug

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Actually, this is more a vain attempt to bring attention to a…

Do we know how to pick 'em?

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From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette: The Devens boom, an editorial…

So long, Mrs. Whatsit

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I apologize. I have been absent from the blogosphere for over…

WaPo on School Standards

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The Washington Post on September 10 had this to say as Congress…

It's about the children - ugly, mean and expensive

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On October 5, Pioneer is releasing a survey of state tax deduction…

Weekly Football Picks

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What, you expected this blog to do a straight football piece?…

Pension Liability Grows Drip By Drip

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We looked at the cost that pension loopholes and gaming impose…