Data Neglect at Massachusetts's Data Agency (CHIA/DHCFP)

The agency responsible for much of the publicly available data…

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.

WBUR RadioBoston debate on Guv's Texas-sized budget and tax increases

A good debate with Northeastern University's Peter Enrich on…

Duking it out on NECN on the governor's transportation plan

Jim Braude referees, as I duke it out with Stephanie Pollack…

The incredible shrinking voc tech dropout rate

On January 6th the Boston Globe published a thoughtful opinion…

Low Dropout Rates at Voc-Techs

New Pioneer study finds that greater autonomy is a key to low vocational-technical high school dropout rates

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.

Mass Connector Up to $180 Million to Change Tires on the Exchange

The Boston Globe reported on its website yesterday that the…

$1B a Year More for Transportation?

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

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.

Public Statement: We Must Address Serious Transportation Needs In Massachusetts, But the Governor’s Proposal Is Not Serious

Pioneer Institute Public Statement from Executive Director Jim Stergios on transportation needs in Massachusetts, and the Governor's recently released proposal.

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.

Lots of art, little science in transportation plan

Rich Davey’s attempt at recreating the magic of Steve Jobs…

I could support the bottle bill if...

Last year saw a lot of movement within the legislature on the…

What is ahead for Chapter 224 in 2013

In an effort to achieve greater transparency, I decided…

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.

SABIS Charter Lessons from Springfield

/ data show some surprising information about graduation and college attendance rates in Springfield.