Obstacles to Reform - Lowell Edition

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The Lowell School Superintendent tried to put out an RFP to determine…

Accountability AND transparency

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Today's article in the Boston Globe definitively gives us a…

Charters alive in Rhodey!

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The mayor of my hometown, Cumberland (RI), Dan McKee has gained…

Layoff Confusion

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The fluid nature of the budget process and the semantics around…

Parsing the Budget Vote

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29 Democrats voted against the budget last week and I'd like…

Ralph White, Fiscal Conservative

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[CORRECTION ADDED BELOW] I attended another meeting of the Special…

A Few Nuggets from the Conference Budget

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The Conference Budget came out late last night and its being…

Our New State Piggy Bank

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The Mass Convention Center Authority appears to be the new piggy…

Boom times at the NEA

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From our man in Education Havana, Mike Antonucci, sleuth extraordinaire,…

The BPPA and BPA

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The Globe reports that the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association…

Consider a business with two customers

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The first customer pays in about two months after getting bill,…

Unfunded Pension Liabilities Might Be Bigger Than You Think

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I'm not done with the latest 2008 Investment Report on pension…

2008 Was A Bad Year In The Markets

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PERAC has released the 2008 results for the state and local pension…

Duncan Rex - he means it on charters

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In a press release entitled "States Open to Charters Start Fast…

Incentives Work in Mysterious Ways

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My mother is a "born again" Christian. She attends services weekly,…

EOT and MBTA Do Good with BRT

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Enough acronyms for you? BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. The…

Chicago 45, Boston 0

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After watching Beckett pitch masterful innings of shutout, no-hit…

St. Patrick's, er, I mean Evacuation Day

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Couple of items on the manufactured scandal over Evacuation and…

A Few Wrinkles in the DiMasi Indictment

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Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was indicted today. You can…

We will be able to do this soon

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My favorite Education Intelligence Agent Mike Antonucci had this…