- How would a tax increase impact the MA economy?September 30, 2022 - 9:01 am
- Khan Academy’s Sal Khan & ASU Prep Digital’s Amy McGrath on the Khan World School @ ASU PrepSeptember 28, 2022 - 11:36 am
- Collegiate Kangaroo Courts: Title IX Rewrite Expels Free Expression and Due ProcessSeptember 27, 2022 - 10:40 am
- Globe columnist Shirley Leung makes our argument on the tax hike amendmentSeptember 22, 2022 - 10:53 am
- Hoover at Stanford’s Dr. Niall Ferguson on Britain, the English-Speaking World, & the Politics of CatastropheSeptember 21, 2022 - 11:55 am
- Study: Legislators Must Answer Key Questions Before Setting Policy for App-Based Rideshare/Delivery WorkersSeptember 21, 2022 - 10:16 am
- Train Wreck Averted: Labor Ties American Economy to the TracksSeptember 20, 2022 - 10:25 am
- Two Stars in a Glowing Voc-Tech Education SystemSeptember 20, 2022 - 8:15 am
- Is this PBM tactic blocking healthcare access?September 16, 2022 - 9:49 am
- Independent Institute’s Dr. Bill Evers & Ze’ev Wurman on K-12 STEM Education & California’s Woke MathSeptember 14, 2022 - 11:38 am
Hopefully, new leadership will ensure that the system makes the changes necessary to improve public education in Boston. Otherwise, enrollment declines will continue.
With the cost of living on the rise, inflation eating away at the average American’s paycheck, and an economy that’s generated fierce debates about inequality and poverty, many have called for systemic reforms and even more radical changes. Some have embraced what’s called a universal basic income; others not so much. So what is UBI? How does it work in practice? What do the researchers think of it? Here’s the general overview. What’s the purpose? First proposed by Thomas Spence in the 18th century, UBI is a redistribution program in which all adults receive a regularly occurring stipend; think of an earned income credit for everybody. The concept drew attention in England during the 1920s, resurfaced in Western Europe […]
This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Cara Candal and Gerard Robinson talk with Milly Arbaje-Thomas, President & CEO of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO) and Roger Hatch, co-author of Pioneer’s report, METCO Funding: Understanding Massachusetts’ Voluntary School Desegregation Program.
In 48 states, elected officials are required to submit annual public financial disclosures. Among these states, Pioneer Institute ranks Massachusetts lowest in terms of the transparency of those financial disclosures. Statements of Financial Interests (SFI’s) are designed to provide government transparency by giving the public some visibility into the financial information of public officials. They allow voters to see if officials’ actions could be viewed as being in their personal interest rather than the public’s interest. The SFIs are available to the public for inspection upon request. Seven years ago, Pioneer identified three problems with the commonwealth’s financial disclosure system in its study Weak and Out of Reach, and recommended ways to improve the disclosures. In the years since, we […]
A blog published earlier this month by Pioneer shined a light on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ growing dilemma in the past decade: having more people emigrating from the state than migrating into the state. We know Florida is receiving the most in adjusted gross income (AGI) from residents leaving MA and MA is receiving the most AGI from migrants from New York. But what specific counties are people moving from and moving to? According to Pioneer’s Massachusetts IRA Data Discovery website, the top two counties people emigrated from in 2020 were Middlesex, with 26,920 residents leaving, and Suffolk, which lost 17,208 residents. The counties that most people moved to in 2020 from MA are Providence County, RI at […]