The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

State Leadership Needed on Healthcare Price Transparency

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Governor Baker’s recent healthcare proposals include provisions…

Achieving a Sustainable and Transparent Healthcare System

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As the Legislative Special Commission on Provider Price Variation…

Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

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Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock…

Study Debunks False Claims Against Charter Public School Funding and Demographics

Charter schools in Massachusetts educating more special needs…

Op-ed: Voc-tech schools are a Mass. success story

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Read this entire op-ed online at CommonWealth Magazine, the…

Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…

Op-ed: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Insurer Using Market Clout to Lower Healthcare Costs for Consumers

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There are rumblings among some in the hospital community voicing…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Vocational-Technical Education

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On Day 4 of National School Choice Week, we're shining the spotlight…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Digital Learning

On Day 3 of National School Choice Week, we explore opportunities…

Celebrating School Choice Week: The METCO Program

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On Day 2 of National School Choice Week, we take a closer look…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Charter Public Schools

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Today marks the beginning of National School Choice Week, an…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2017

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Although transparency was the expression of choice on Beacon…

Study: MA Charter Public Schools Have Lower Attrition Rates Than Sending School Districts

Charters also seeing higher special needs enrollment, helping…

Report Calls for Independent Audit & Actuarial Valuation of T Pension Fund

Response commissioned by fund to whistleblower report dismissed…

Pioneer Celebrates the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, America celebrates the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin…

Aging In America: Help us ensure a better future for older citizens

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Pioneer Institute's 2017 Better Government Competition  topic,…

Public Statement on Nonrenewal of Keolis Commuter Rail Contract

Pioneer Institute welcomes the news that the MBTA will not renew…

Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…

Before the clock strikes midnight...

Before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow evening, we look back…

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthy, happy holiday…

Pioneer Institute Statement On The MBTA Contract With The Carmen's Union

In February 2015, Pioneer Institute issued a statement citing…

Op-ed: Challenge and Opportunity for Catholic Education

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Given our desire to do as much as we can, especially to help poor urban kids participate fully in the American Dream, we need to provide them with access to school choice options: charter schools; vocational-technical schools; private and parochial schools; and METCO. Choice is what the privileged have for their children. Why shouldn't everyone have access to high quality academic options?

Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund

Study Urges New MBTA Strategic Plan to Focus on Attracting More Riders

Increased ridership would boost revenue, reduce congestion and…

"Aging In America" Is Topic For Pioneer Institute's 26th Better Government Competition

BOSTON - "Aging in America" is the topic of Pioneer Institute's…

Study: New Massachusetts Science Standards Inferior To Their Predecessors

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As a result of ignoring input from a distinguished national expert, Massachusetts’ Next Generation Science Standards adopted last spring by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) fall short.