Why MA finished 13th of 16 on the Race to the Top

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Yesterday's piece in the Globe by Jamie Vaznis strikes me as…

MA vs. US: Round 1: Individual Mandate

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A mandate made sense in MA for a few reasons.  First, it was…

A Low Cost Counterweight to Partners?

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I'm fascinated by the thinking behind the Caritas-Cerberus tie-up…

How to Kill Off Manufacturing in Massachusetts

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Manufacturing in Massachusetts is dead, right? Rusted out and…

Race to the Top out of reach

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Holy s^&*! Jamie Vaznis of the Boston Globe is reporting that…

Auto insurance does not equal health insurance

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What's wrong with a government mandate for health insurance?…

Are Large-Scale School Turnarounds A Myth?

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Tough editorial from the WSJ today, calling the "doubling down"…

The Devil is in the Details

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Anyone involved in the Massachusetts reform is probably being…

Goldhill's Atlantic Article on Healthcare

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Thanks to all those who participated in last night’s Hewitt…

2010 Hewitt Health Care Lecture

Pioneer's 2010 Hewitt Health Care Lecture featured Dr. Jeffrey Flier, Dean, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Flier provided a historical overview of health care reform, and outlined his concerns about the federal heath care law, the Affordable Care Act.

What Am I Missing?

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The Cerberus-Caritas tie-up is a mystery to me. You've got a…

Hit the accelerator!

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That's my takeaway from the 2009 NAEP reading results. Here…

MA tops nation in reading for 3rd time in a row

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From the Department of Education's press release: "Massachusetts…

Pitching 38

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Curt Schilling (formerly of the Red Sox, ahem) is now seeking…

So whaddaya think about Sunday's vote?

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Many thoughts but here are three key ones: 1) What a wasted…

Concerns about Competition and Costs at Connector

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Health Care is definitely the hot topic around the nation this…

Little settlement with words

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Words have history, and that is really why they have power. …

Prop 2 1/2 Jersey style

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David Halbfinger of the New York Times reports that Governor…

NPT: Rumblings in the non-profit underground?

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The Non-Profit Times sends almost daily emails with surveys and…

Calling all reporters!

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My last blog noted that states will now have to adopt the common…

EdWeek: Adopt standards or forget RttT funds

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Yesterday, the Globe published an editorial that made the reasonable…

Public Higher Ed Committee Member Rips MA K-12 Standards

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Lane Glenn, vice president of academic affairs at Northern Essex…

Don't give up pole position on standards!

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There is little to add to today's Globe editorial on academic…

A world without public sector unions?

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The Cato Institute just released a brief history of public-sector…

Public attitudes towards transparency in government

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Some interesting poll results that the Association of Government…

Let Them Eat Cake

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Please, please, my friends at the Greenway -- don't get too precious…

We get Laboy was corrupt. But how does this impact the kids?

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Some sad news from Lawrence:  Wilfredo Laboy, the school superintendent…