Let the Patients Choose

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(Editor's Note: Pioneer welcomes our Senior Fellow on Healthcare,…

Running the Numbers, Stimulus Style

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You'll forgive me for being a skeptic about job creation numbers.…

Time to Activate the PAFNDAS

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UPDATE BELOW What's that? Why, its the Patrick Administration…

Good news on charter performance

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From Marc Kenen of the Mass Charter School Association comes…

How is this for pushing hard, part 2

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Whitney Tilson passes on additional news from RI. Given that…

How is this for pushing hard to obtain Race to the Top Funds?

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In a recent post, I pointed to the new Commissioner of Education…

Will the Gloucester mess impact the charter cap lift?

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Whether House Education Committee Chair Marty Walz was deflecting…

Running the Numbers

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The Herald reports on Governor Patrick's fundraiser today: the…

Breaking News - RI Ed Commissioner on seniority

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From the Providence Journal: RI education commissioner Deborah…

Committed to Maximum Transparency

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The above words are Governor Deval Patrick's description of his…

Not Just Minutiae and Methodology

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UPDATE BELOW The Boston Globe has the power to set the agenda…

Contrition about Attrition

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The Mass Teachers Association's report Charter School Success…

One more time on education funding

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Given my previous post about the report from the US DOE’s Inspector…

US DOE's Inspector General questions MA funding of education

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The Alliance for Excellent Education has released a report, Straight…

Access to data

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Toiletries & Personal Supplies: $11,761.05 at the Berkshire…

Make It So

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Just today, Candidate for State Treasurer Steve Grossman said…

Interesting numbers on MA K-12 teachers

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A very interesting story comes out of the Census data compiled…

K-12 enrollments down, number of teachers up

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Our Education Intelligence Agency operative once again comes…

Walking the Walk

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A number of state legislators did not accept an automatic pay…

Well, that's going well....

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A bit of weirdness in today's Globe article on the final meeting…

Cleaning up my emails

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No, not those emails, silly. No reference to new computers or…

This is dumb smart growth

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While Pioneer has done quite a lot of work on water pricing and…

Do I hear $1.9 Billion?

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Yep, you sure do. The total cost of the South Coast Rail Link…

Where is Rahm Emanuel?

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When he was selected last year by President Obama to be his chief…

Is it too much to ask...

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...to change the name of the line items at the Department of…

Scenes from the Parade

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The Roslindale parade was held yesterday. The Globe even covered…

Enter the Job-Month

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During last year's casino debate, there was an awkward period…

What could honor Gandhi more than...

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...a $23,000 "limited-edition fountain pen in 18-carat solid…

Whassup, kid?

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When I was a ridiculously skinny, cocksure undergrad, that was…

The City's Hotline Really Does Work

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The City of Boston has a 24 hour constituent service line --…