Sensible police reform includes changing ‘qualified immunity’ laws

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Even in a time of painful divisions in our country, there is little doubt among people of good faith that what Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers did to George Floyd was criminal. If they are indeed convicted of a felony, how is it that the former officers could very well be immune from civil liability?

Proportional Parking Fees: The MBTA Listens to Pioneer’s Recommendations

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The Pioneer Institute has produced extensive research on the…

Troubling takeaways from the SJC ruling on charter schools

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These would be the best of times for Boston public charter…

GE comes to Boston: Here's why

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The Globe's Shirley Leung gets it right in her piece this afternoon…

West Virginia, Massachusetts and why the End Common Core ballot is going forward

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When it comes to the "confidence game" that has been played around…

What is the Lawn on D Costing Us?

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Jon Chesto’s report in the Globe on Monday noted that the…

Op-ed: Big money pushes PARCC and Common Core

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Each year, much is written and said about K-12 education when…

A highly temporary solution on higher education

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With my older daughter heading off to college next year,…

Suing to Lift the Charter School Cap

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  Lawsuit - who is part of it - Michael Keating (Foley-Hoag),…

A few thoughts on the new Boston school superintendent

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Recently on Greater Boston, when asked his appraisal of the…

Tocqueville on the threat of a mild despotism

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Pioneer focuses on four policy issues that we believe are critical…

Arne Duncan, fiction writer

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News flash for Washington watchers!  Now we know what Arne Duncan…

Thoughts on what everyone hates talking about (testing)

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No one wants to talk about testing except the people that want…

BPS' all-in adoption of PARCC is bad for kids, and is illegal

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A front page article by Jamie Vaznis in the Boston Globe…

We Now Have a Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core

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Rick Hess and Mike McShane back in the spring wrote in the…

Representative misrepresenting

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Chalk this one up to elected officials representing people other…

The Globe on Common Core and Poetry

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It is not stereotyping poets to say that they burn with a particular…

A Fractured Testing Landscape

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One of the benefits of waking up at 3 am to do some work is that…

Orchard Gardens Against the Machine

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Yvonne Abraham's column this week bemoaned the resignation of…

Building the Machine - a review

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What is Common Core?  How did it start--and who drove it?  Are…

Common Core Math’s House of Hay

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More than once, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has described…

Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner

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In the letter below, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim…

Common Core, the Gettysburg Address & human intent

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(H/t to Civil War Daily Gazette) History will always be…

6 Takeaways on New Orleans' charter initiative

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Earlier this week, at a Pioneer forum we had the pleasure of…

Who you calling dumb?

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Calling your opponents “stupid” is the refuge of those…

Some takeaways on FL Commissioner's resignation

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Tom LoBianco of the Associated Press (Indiana office) did some…

The implosion of the PARCC assessments

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As they say, where there is smoke, there may be fire. EdWeek…

Why Common Core’s Math Standards Don’t Measure Up (by Guest Blogger Ze'ev Wurman)

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Guest Post by Ze'ev Wurman (biography below)  Last year William…

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

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In today’s Globe, Ed Glaeser, an economist by trade and…