• 2024 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

    We hope to see you at the 2024 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture on Tuesday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. at Harvard Medical School. The Institute is pleased to welcome Congressman Jake Auchincloss as our 2024 Hewitt Healthcare Lecturer. To reserve your seat, register below today.

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  • Pioneer Institute’s 2023 Annual Report is Available

    Blueprint for a Brighter Future: State Policy Innovations for Education, Health, and Economic Opportunity.

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  • Highlighting Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    JobMakers explores the world of risk-taking immigrants, telling the story of first-generation entrepreneurs who create new products, services, and jobs in New England and across the United States.

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  • Podcast: The Learning Curve

    Join Pioneer every Wednesday for news, insight, and discussion on education, learning, school choice, history, and more!

  • Podcast: Hubwonk

    Join Pioneer every Tuesday for insightful, substantive commentary on a range of public policy issues, with host Joe Selvaggi, Pioneer experts, and guest interviews.

  • Promoting Citizen Engagement

    Pioneer’s free, online suite of tools, MassWatch, allows the public to access vast amounts of information on state and local salaries, spending, financial health, education, crime, pensions & more!

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  • Informing the Debate

    Pioneer Institute offers more than 30 years of fact-based research on how to achieve world-class schools, affordable healthcare, reliable public transit, an attractive economic climate, accountable government, and much more.

  • Defending Liberty in New England and Beyond

    Pioneer Public Interest Law Center is a public-interest law firm that defends and promotes educational options, accountable government, and economic opportunity across the Northeast and around the country.


Steven Wilson on Charter Public Schools

Mr. Wilson delves into his extensive background, including his tenure at Pioneer Institute, his work with Governor Bill Weld, and his contributions to the landmark 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act. Steven shares insights into the high academic expectations and success of Boston’s charter schools, emphasizing the importance of recruiting and retaining quality teachers and principals.





Teachers strikes hurt the students

At a time when the country’s basic commitment to the rule of law is being questioned, Newton educators are teaching their students that breaking the law and thumbing one’s nose at a judge’s order are OK — if it is in your self-interest.

A Name to Match Our Mission

PioneerLegal has adopted a new name and logo and is now known as the Pioneer Public Interest Law Center (PPILC).

Pioneer’s mission is to develop and communicate dynamic ideas that advance prosperity and a vibrant civic life in Massachusetts and beyond. Pioneer’s vision of success is a state and nation where our people can prosper and our society thrive because we enjoy world-class options in education, healthcare, transportation and economic opportunity, and where our government is limited, accountable and transparent. Pioneer values an America where our citizenry is well-educated and willing to test our beliefs based on facts and the free exchange of ideas, and committed to liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.

PioneerEducation supports excellent school options for all children, world-class liberal arts-based academic standards, and accountability for results in public education.

PioneerHealth advances high-quality and cost-effective care through price transparency, reforms to public programs, and innovation in healthcare delivery and treatments.

PioneerOpportunity advocates policies to expand opportunity across the Commonwealth, and reforms to transportation, housing, taxation, and regulation that will increase Greater Boston’s competitiveness.

PioneerTransportation seeks reforms that allow commuters to take full advantage of the coming mobility revolution – with access to a range of affordable and on-demand public and private transportation options, as well as transit-friendly real estate development.

Promoting Citizen Engagement

Valuable tools and resources to help you navigate Massachusetts public policy.