Halloween, Headless Horsemen and Literature in our Schools

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The Headless Horseman, painting by John Quidor. In this season…

BPS Meets the Market

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Boston Public Schools are competing for students, whether you…

Elizabeth Warren - selectively smart

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Politicians have all sorts of ways of avoiding questions they…

A Scorecard for MassDOT

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I keep seeing trial balloons for a gas tax hike. And I keep…

MassDOT, Scorecards, and the Gas Tax

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In my last post, I put together a model of what MassDOT communicating…

Inspector Clouseau-style accountability

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I noted two weeks ago that recent MCAS data don’t tell a…

It's Worse Than You Think

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Massachusetts has done relatively well (or maybe less bad is…

Whose Money Talks in Mass Politics?

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The Occupy protesters still have a variety of viewpoints represented…

Boston About Results 3.0

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The grandiose promises of politicians frequently disappoint.…

Steve Jobs on education in America

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Tip of the hat to Whitney Tilson for passing around excerpts…

Life lessons from Steve Jobs

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In a blog post entitled Bill Gates doesn't like the liberal…

Musings on Occupy Boston

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OccupyBoston has captured lots of media space with their occupation…

Is student achievement in Massachusetts falling flat?

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The short answer that will come in this and blog posts in the…

Dumb and Dumber

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You can agree or disagree on most bills in the State House.…