How Regressive are MA Taxes? See for Yourself
A post from Blue Mass Group with some good info showing the ratio of what the bottom 20% pay as a percentage of their income compared to the top 1%, with state-by-state comparisons. Massachusetts scores 2.1, i.e. if you’re in the bottom 20% you pay more than twice as high a percentage of your income than the 1% do. http://bluemassgroup.com/2012/02/ma-taxes-less-progressive-than-mississippi/
PHENOM vs.Boston Foundation:: Round 2
The Governor’s proposal to reform the community college system was shaped by a report issued recently by the Boston Foundation. PHENOM’s VP Max Page wrote an op ed in the Boston Globe, criticizing the report and proposal in large part because it calls for narrowing the colleges’ mission. The Boston Foundation felt the need to respond. In this letter to the editor, they seem to...
The Prestige Chase Is Raising College Costs? →
I usually look forward to Robert Frank’s columns in the New York Times, as he offers some left-of-center sanity in the face of right-wing lunacy that is featured on alternate Sundays. But the piece today is stunning in its elitism and utter ignorance about the realities of higher education in the United States. He argues that the pursuit of the most prestigious faculty by the most...
Ignorance Is Strength →
At a time when American education is already in deep trouble, one of our two major political parties has taken a hostile stance against going to college. Today’s column by Paul Krugman
A great day!
We packed Gardner Auditorium with students, faculty and staff from almost every one of the 29 campuses on the system. The student speakers were incredibly eloquent and impassioned and sent all of us off to advocate with renewed conviction. Every legislative had already received the Top 10 list and was impressed with the crowds. Now we have to follow up with more actions on our campuses .. Max...
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HIGHER EDUCATION LOBBY DAY
We are on the way to the State House to fight for public higher education. If you can’t be there, you can still call your senator and representative and tell them to support public higher education. You can find out the phone number of your legislators here: http://www.malegislature.gov/ Call now!
Massachusetts system to track civic engagement |... →
Perhaps advocacy on behalf of public higher education will be recognized as part of “civic engagement.” Max Page