Brookline -- Busy Thanksgiving Season

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Brookline has had a busy week. First, the town and its unions…

Happy Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving upon us, it is important to take a moment to…

Design it first and then cost it out

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Or maybe the title should be "borne back ceaselessly into the…

Flier and Saturday's Senate debate

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As noted here last week, the Wall Street Journal opinion piece…

Overseas Surgery

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So, I’ve heard about the increase in Americans seeking expensive…

Thoughts on the Route 28X Failure

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UPDATE BELOW What's Route 28X? It was MassDOT's attempt to…

How is this guy still relevant??

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I continue to be amazed by the the fact that Jessie Jackson still…

Dean Flier on federal health care debate

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For those of you who missed today's Wall Street Journal, Dr.…

Whose lack of urgency?

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Laura Crimaldi of the Boston Herald has done a good job reporting…

Ouch from the Gadfly

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The Education Gadfly has a sting today on the Senate bill that…

Fighting for it with all he has got

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Where is the Governor on the day when a bill to give 27,000 inner…

Not the time you want this to come out...

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From Jamie Vaznis of the Globe's Metro Desk comes one of those…

Ford (Foundation) drives off the road

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From the Wall Street Journal comes an incredible story: "The…

I am in favor of job training

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I can't be sure, but I'm almost positive that the four Democratic…

The fate of 27,000 kids

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The bill that we saw last week looked very good. By the weekend…

High Noon?

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High noon on the charter bill, and the Senate is still not in…

Small Employers, there is something you can do.

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Many people have received coverage via health care reform and…

Go back to the Governor's bill

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The Senate is going to be debating a bill that on the face of…

Putting Children First: The History of Charter Schools in Massachusetts

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Putting Children First: The History of Charter Public Schools…

Innovation or re-inventing the flat tire

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The state legislature's rewrite of the governor's two education…

Transparency --- Bring it on

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On Friday, my old agency released a report entitled “Measuring…

Charter opponents have no more legs to stand on

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So the unions and superintendents tried the argument that charters…

Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money

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Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money Contact…

Defining Political Capital

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Thursday's Globe relates that Mayor Tom Menino is considering…

More on the US DOE Inspector General's report

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I have been at a meeting in North Carolina with budget watchdog…

Will He Make History?

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Tom Menino already has by ensuring that he will be mayor of Boston…

Federal health care mandate and the Commerce Clause

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Robert Levy, chairman of the CATO Institute, is a brilliant guy.…

Rethinking EMTALA

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On the drive in this morning I heard an interesting idea being…

Just. Not. Smart.

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The Governor is now talking about layoffs. I suppose Pioneer…