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Archive | February, 2015

Pioneer Institute Hold Conference on Civil Rights, Charter Schools and Teacher Unions

On Thursday Pioneer Institute hosted a discussion on the tensions between charter schools and teacher unions with experts on the Civil Rights movement at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston. Former Senate President Thomas Birmingham, who helped write the state’s landmark 1993 education reform act and recently joined Pioneer as an education fellow, delivered welcoming  Full Article…


Boston Globe: How to Fix the T

Leading transportation expert Charlie Chieppo, in an opinion piece published in the Boston Globe, argued that fixing the T will require reform, restraint, and money, and that “it will be far more difficult than it would have been had state leaders acted when the agency’s problems became apparent more than a decade ago.” His article:  Full Article…


Gov. Baker targeting MassHealth for series of reforms

On Thursday Gov. Baker stated that he is planning on targeting MassHealth for a series of reforms. The program accounts for about 35 percent of the 36.5 billion dollar state budget. “It’s critical not just for the MassHealth program but for the rest of health and human services and the rest of state government, and  Full Article…