Mara Dolan is the host of Twilight Talk on WCAP, and the Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

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Don’t Believe the Wall Street Journal: The Democrats are the Pro-Business Party

Govern for the long term. Manage for the long term. *Enlightened* self-interest is good for business. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

Teachers Union Nod? Oh, Yes!

In case you missed it. As I've often said, I distrust most of the rhetoric and research around ed reform from both sides. But doesn't Lehigh kind of tip his hand right here?
Despite the obvious need for a longer Boston school day, two-plus years of negotiations resulted in no extra learning time in the current contract. In large part, that’s because the teachers’ union insisted that, on top of yearly raises, its members also had to be paid their hourly rate for any additional time.
Not getting paid for extra work is precisely one of the things that has the union pissed off -- and Lehigh seems to agree that that's what they're being asked to agree to! Why would they? Yes, on top of yearly raises, teachers should indeed get paid their hourly rate for extra work. I can't imagine how anything else would be fair. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

Why Just Beating Gabriel Gomez Isn’t Enough

Why Some Independent Voters Think the Massachusetts Democrats are the New York Yankees of Politics, and Why They’re Wrong

That about sums it up. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta