Seems Governor Patrick just can't get enough of bloated government. His new education task force sets up "a state bureaucracy that grows even as public-school enrollment shrinks." Read all about it in Pioneer op-eds published here, here, here, here and here.
Josh Archambault also warns about a new "mega-agency" set up by Massachusetts' health-care cost-containment bills making their way through conference committee. In the Boston Herald and on the Jeff Katz Show this week, he noted that the bills also burden consumers with hundreds of millions in new fees.
This week, we announced the departure of longtime Pioneer Research Director Steve Poftak. We are very grateful for the excellent work Steve did for us, and we wish him well as the new Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute. Read our press release.
Join us Tuesday, July 31st, for a breakfast forum featuring Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Riley and a distinguished panel to discuss ways to increase high-quality options for Lawrence's schoolchildren. RSVP by next Tuesday to bpatterson at pioneerinstitute.org
Look out, MIT! Jim Stergios Explores a New Source of Rivalry Between New York and Boston: Tech Schools
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