Race to the Top

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Electric cars: Rhode Island plugs in

“I’m not a car guy,” says Al Dahlberg, sitting in his office on a recent afternoon.
Can the smallest state make the biggest use of electric cars — and help save the world?
By DAVID SCHARFFENBERG  |  November 12, 2010

Why Deval Patrick deserves your vote

When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, we urge them to cast their votes for the re-election of Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.
A more-solid-than-recognized record, plus a realistically humane view of the future
By EDITORIAL  |  October 22, 2010

Reinventing Boston's schools

For everyone who wants to make Boston's public schools better, Tuesday, September 28, was a banner day.
Throw the teachers' contract out the window
By EDITORIAL  |  October 01, 2010

A Race Well Run

Five months ago, when Massachusetts failed to win a Race to the Top education grant from the federal government, the Phoenix took the legislature and teachers' unions to task for being too timid and politically motivated to do the right thing.
Beacon Hill and the education establishment overcame narrow self-interest by putting students and schools first
By EDITORIAL  |  August 27, 2010

The Church and abuse

If the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church is to regain secular respect, and if it is to reassure its troubled communicants that it is worthy of their devotion, it must reconcile itself to the reality that child abuse is not just a horrendous sin requ
Plus, the Republicans' dark soul and the Bay State's education failure
By EDITORIAL  |  April 02, 2010