Massachusetts is home to one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.
But do Bay State students understand what the U.S. Senate is, or why this election is so important?
Read Pioneer's op-eds here and here.
Time to Get Real About Our Pension Liabilities
Across the country, states are confronting the massive problem of unfunded pension liabilities. Massachusetts is no exception, and is masking the true cost by relying on an unrealistically high return rate assumption for its pension fund investments. Read our new research: The Fiscal Implications of Massachusetts Retirement Boards' Investment Returns, the press release, and this Boston Globe article on the report.
Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews wrote about our recent report showing that Common Core national education standards drastically reduce the amount of literature taught in K-12 classrooms. Read it here.
Please help us spread the word about a great, PAID fellowship opportunity in education policy, for spring/summer 2013. Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2012! Details: http://pioneerinstitute.org/about_fellowship.php
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