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Mend over matter

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For those of you who are inclined to think that Massachusetts…
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School dollars and health reform

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Calls for more funding for education are common. Policy organizations…
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Not Like The Other

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In general, good manners are to be respected. But our dear friends…
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(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About the MBTA

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[WARNING: Hard-core transportation nerdiness ahead. Consider…
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Tuesday Quick Hits

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- Holub out? I haven't followed it closely but the Globe suggests…
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The Soft Cost of Doing Business In Massachusetts?

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If you talk with business leaders, you hear stories about the…
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Your vote is sacred, unless we don't like it

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The vote of the people is sacred. Except when it’s not. And…
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We're #5! No wait, we're #43!

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During last year's gubernatorial campaign, CNBC ranked Massachusetts…
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King of New York

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Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times If the weekend sweep…
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An education in history

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On Monday, a Globe editorial noted that THE STATE’S new…
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Pay-to-play is rampant in Boston

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Interesting juxtaposition in the news of the week. Sal DiMasi,…
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Jobs for kids? Try cutting the minimum wage

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The Boston Globe remains an unapologetic public-relations arm…
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Voc-tech success with special needs students

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Whenever I talk to education experts and people interested…
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Flawed Foundation of the Pacheco Law

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Those seeking more competition in government have opposed the…
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Maine Moving on Health Care

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An interesting experiment is about to be unleashed in one of…
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Another Department of Public Safety Issue

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This space has raised questions in the past about the staffing…
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Massachusetts Medicaid "Savings" in Trouble?

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The New York Times reports In a new effort to increase access…
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Dear Abigail on History

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In what is a textbook example of bad policy on the teaching…
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Fight of the Century

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Education does not only take place in our schools, though we…