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State education leaders have an historic opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of schoolchildren in the struggling City of Lawrence, home to some of the state’s lowest performing schools, where, as a Boston Globe editorial notes, fewer than half of students graduate from high school in four years. What can we do to help give these children access to high-quality educational opportunities? Read more here.
The Massachusetts Legislature is about to vote on what has been called health care payment reform, but in reality does nothing to address spiraling costs. In this weekend's MetroWest Daily News, Pioneer's Josh Archambault and our summer intern Jackson Chabot call on Mass. lawmakers preparing to vote on health cost control legislation to reject the bill and its dangerous provisions, such as Determination of Need, “an outdated, bureaucratic process, whereby central planners decide who gets to build what medical infrastructure, when and where.”