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Study Calls for Reinstating Passage of U.S. History Test as Graduation Requirement

The Massachusetts Legislature should require the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to reinstate passage of the U.S. history MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education should provide teachers in grades 6-10 with examples of specific texts that could be assigned to prepare students to read a seminal historical text such as Federalist #10 in grade 11 or 12, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.
Boston transportation
MLKmonument

Dr. King and America’s Destiny

This week, we honor the legacy of Civil Rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life and work helped fulfill the promise of the American Founding in extending equal rights and liberty to all.
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$1B a Year More for Transportation?

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Pioneer's Jim Stergios spoke with Transportation for Mass.'s Kristina Egan about MA Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to increase transportation spending by $1 billion a year. Watch this great "Face to Face" clip via our friends at MassINC
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Boston Herald: Pay for current transit system first

We need new revenue to maintain Massachusetts’ crumbling transportation system. But Gov. Deval Patrick’s new blueprint gives the same old interest groups the tools to repeat the mistakes that got us into this mess in the first place.
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Public Statement: We Must Address Serious Transportation Needs In Massachusetts, But the Governor’s Proposal Is Not Serious

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Pioneer Institute Public Statement from Executive Director Jim Stergios on transportation needs in Massachusetts, and the Governor's recently released proposal.
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Fall River Herald News: Time to reform Massachusetts unemployment insurance system

With its high cost and perverse incentives, Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance system is a job-killing machine. The reforms proposed by Governor Patrick are important steps in the right direction, but far more must be done to tame this beast.
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What is ahead for Chapter 224 in 2013

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In an effort to achieve greater transparency, I decided…
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MetroWest Daily News: ‘Trickle-down mandate’ hurts ed standards

Massachusetts should have conducted a cost analysis before adopting Common Core national education standards, as states like Alabama and California have done.