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The Clock is Ticking.......

The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…
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Opening the Checkbook Even Wider

Last year, Pioneer Institute updated its map of Massachusetts…
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Celebrating 20 Years of Education Reform in Massachusetts

Birmingham, Weld Oppose MA Adopting Common Core, Call for Lifting…
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Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts Senate President

This video features Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts…
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The Honorable William F. Weld, Former Massachusetts Governor

This video features the Honorable William F. Weld, former…
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20 Years of Education Reform Roundtable Panel Discussion

This video presents the panel discussion from the Pioneer…
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More Than One Fatal Flaw in Common Core's ELA Standards (by Sandra Stotsky)

There isn’t just one fatal flaw in Common Core's English language…
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Why Common Core’s Math Standards Don’t Measure Up (by Guest Blogger Ze'ev Wurman)

Guest Post by Ze'ev Wurman (biography below)  Last year William…
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Weak on Unemployment Insurance Reform

As we head into the end of the first half of the two-year…
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What To Do Once Common Core Is Halted (by Sandra Stotsky)

What could states do once implementation of Common Core’s standards…
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The MBTA’s Out-of-Control Bus Maintenance Costs

Pioneer Institute Study Highlights Overspending on MBTA Bus Maintenance A new…

Why Do They Lie? And Why Do Others Believe Them? (by Sandra Stotsky)

One of the most puzzling phenomena in recent years is the unquestioned…

ACA Premium Roller Coaster for Small Business Coming to Massachusetts

A handful of owners of small companies in the Commonwealth…

Ed Glaeser's Straw Man on Common Core (by Jim Stergios)

In today’s Globe, Ed Glaeser, an economist by trade and…
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Mass. charter schools: No sector like it in the US

In 1992, Pioneer published a book that had the kind of squishy…
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Improving the Charter School Authorization Process

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60% of MA Docs Will Not Meet Ch224 Electronic Medical Record Mandate

Putting aside a lengthy discussion about the merits of and cost…