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At the outset of the pandemic, limited knowledge and the need to mitigate risk understandably led to political overreach. At this point in the disaster response, though, we are far better at distinguishing fact from fiction and policies that have worked from those that have not.
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This week marks the 65th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy from Chicago who was killed by two white Mississippians for whistling in the presence of a white woman.
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Free, universal child care provided by the federal government would be contrary to the spirit of the Founders’ view of K-12 education as the constitutional domain of state and local governments.
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Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Espinoza ruling, many more students can reap the benefits of school choice
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This op-ed originally appeared in The Boston Pilot. By Tom…
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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?
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Join host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Senior Fellow Josh Archambault as they talk with Dr. David King about the experience of being in emergent care during a pandemic and lockdown. They explore the challenges of coping with a poorly understood virus during a lockdown, all while continuing to serve the sick.
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This spring, Massachusetts’ Easthampton High School was crowned national champion in the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” contest. The competition brings together about 1,200 students from across the country to answer civics questions based on America’s Founding Documents including the U.S. Constitution; The Federalist Papers; and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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The Bay State’s leadership role has continued into the current century. Massachusetts made tremendous strides in the years following passage of a landmark 1993 education reform law. But it has been backsliding since 2010, when it adopted weaker English and math standards known as Common Core. To get back on track, Massachusetts must reform its school- and district-level curriculum to emphasize imparting a shared body of background knowledge and social commitment to students in all ZIP codes.
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This op-ed originally appeared in WGBH News. In much of the…
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This op-ed appeared in The Boston Globe on March 31, 2020. State…
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This op-ed by Greg Sullivan and Charlie Chieppo appeared in the…
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This op-ed by Barbara Anthony appeared in WGBH News on March…
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This op-ed appeared in Commonwealth magazine on March 25th, 2020. Coronavirus…
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For more than 25 years, Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools have done everything state officials have asked of them. Instead of moving the goal posts by compelling them to switch to a lottery system, we should expand the schools.
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There is no single solution to solve our traffic congestion crisis, but offering employees commuter benefits programs, which bring economic and environmental benefits, among others, can help.
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By Jim Stergios & Conrad Crawford Published in The Boston…
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Local education officials were up in arms earlier this year when Pioneer Institute proposed giving the Commonwealth the power to appoint some school committee seats in urban districts that are mostly state-funded. It would be hard to imagine a better example of why we need to adopt that reform than the current mess in Fall River.
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This op-ed originally appeared in The Worcester Telegram &…
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This op-ed appeared in The Boston Business Journal on October…
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September marks Johnson’s 310th birthday. His A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) used 114,000 timeless quotations to help define 42,000 words, making it among the most famous dictionaries in human history.
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By Jim Stergios August 2, 2019 This spring, The New York Times…
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Read this op-ed in The Berkshire Eagle, The Salem News, and The…
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Thanks to Kendra Espinoza, a determined Montana mom, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up and hopefully strike down the infamous legacy of state Know-Nothing and Blaine amendments. From Massachusetts to Michigan and across the nation, this case has the potential to overturn a century and a half of state constitutional discrimination against religious families and their quest for the most suitable and effective education for their children.
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Read this op-ed in the Boston Business Journal. Financial…
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This op-ed appeared in ICERWatch on June 26, 2019. The Institute…
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This op-ed appeared in The Springfield Republican and The Lowell…
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This op-ed appeared in Commonwealth Magazine and New Bedford…
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This article appeared on The Mackinac Center for Public Policy…
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The Boston Globe By Mary Connaughton and Jim Aloisi May…