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Interview with MA Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser

Please note that this interview has been lightly edited for clarity. As part of our ongoing series on education reform, we interviewed Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser. Before his appointment by Governor Charlie Baker, Peyser served as an education advisor to Governers Bill Weld, Jane Swift, and Mitt Romney. Onto the interview! Q: Introduce yourself! A: My name is …

Charter Schools

About the author: Kieran Adams is a student in Medford, MA. He is passionate about climate change, economic reform, education, and progressivism. In the American educational system, there are many oddities, one being the existence of charter schools. Charter schools occur in a grey area between a public and a private school. They get public funding from American taxpayers while …

The media blackout surrounding Andrew Yang

“The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man that likes math,” says Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang at his rallies. Yang, a 44-year-old tech entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit Venture For America, has attracted a flurry of spirited supporters called the “Yang Gang.” His flagship policy is the Freedom Dividend, a version of universal basic income (UBI), where …

Interview with Congressman Jim McGovern

Please note that this is not part of our ongoing series on education. On October 25th, 2019, we interviewed Congressman James “Jim” McGovern, the U.S. House of Representatives member representing Massachusetts’s 2nd Congressional District. He currently serves as the chair of the House Rules Committee, the committee responsible for the rules under which bills may be presented to the House …

The Education Series

One of the most significant issues of our time concerns one of our oldest and most renown institutions: quality K-12 education.  In the day of Horace Mann, “The Great Educator,” America shined as a beacon of educational opportunity and progress. Followed by countless educational reformers, Mann fueled a movement on the belief that all people deserve access to quality public …

Dear Mitt Romney: grow a spine, or stop pretending you have one (Opinion)

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney has made a habit of going against the GOP’s devotion to President Trump…at least semantically. A frequent Trump critic (using that term lightly), Romney has notably been among the most prominent ‘never-Trumpers’ in the 2016 election cycle, even giving a very publicized speech against Trump in that March. Of course, Romney famously repented on much of …

Turkey— Statement

As of recent, President Trump and his administration have been pulling troops out of Syria, hoping to reduce our involvement in the Middle East. Following the removal of troops, Turkey, a close ally of the U.S., began an incursion on the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.), a Kurdish militia.  The S.D.F has been a U.S. ally since the creation of it; …

Interview with Steve Pemberton​

On September 13th, 2019, prior to the Massachusetts Democratic Party state convention, Kash Jain interviewed Steve Pemberton, candidate for U.S. Senate. Mr. Pembeton is a business executive and author of A Chance in the World, an autobiography concerning his childhood in the foster care system. In this age of great political discord and turmoil — the shifting of political power …