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The Teachers Union Meets the Market

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There's an interesting experiment going on in Boston right now…
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The Governor's choice on charter schools

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The Governor's proposal on charter schools does two things: It…
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Additional Assistance is Gone?

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The Governor's Budget was released today (well, some of it anyway,…
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MA budget woes and the federal stimulus package

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Governor Patrick has to close a budget gap of at least $950 million…
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Fiddling while the budget burns

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It took about a year after I left the State House to realize…
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What Problem Are They Trying To Solve

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Bureaucracies have a wonderful, self-sustaining way of letting…
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Will the Guv hit a homer on charters or more ho-hum

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The Governor is making an announcement on charters. He has taken…
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Jeremy Piven?

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Today's Globe has a well-meaning op-ed that uses Jeremy Piven's…
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All We Got Was Paint and Carpet

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Pioneer HQ has just undergone a facelift, but it appears we set…
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Ken Lewis is on the clock

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Ken Lewis' dramatic firing of John Thain from BofA only highlights…
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NEA's largesse from their disclosure report

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The Education Intelligence Agency's just released scoop, entitled…
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Urgency on education

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No increase in the charter cap. No urgency to put back into…
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Obama-Day Mind-Meld

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To a comment left on a post on state budget cuts I made the other…
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Someone please strip of him of his chairmanship

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It seems Edolphus Towns, the incoming Democratic Chairman of…
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Tax Time

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Some smart aleck once said that the two most effective reforms…
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Who's the DINO Now

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After a legislative hearing on public-private partnerships last…
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Moral Hazard

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The outcomes of the various bailout and stimulus packages already…
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More Bailout Fun

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First, the nonsense -- signaling the illogical end of this process,…
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I hope I am or at least the Governor is misinformed

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I have heard from folks who listen to the Eagan-Braude show on…
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Told You So

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My colleague, Jim Stergios, mused a few weeks ago about Bernie…
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Thickheadedness

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A rather odd article by Jamie Vaznis of the Globe on charters…
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Overstimulated

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Ed Glaeser has an interesting and thoughtful piece in today's…
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Will they give the money back?

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As I was walking to work this AM, a cab (thanks hackney license…