Posted inEconomy, Education, Opinion

To fill our talent pool, fix remedial education

jonathan was trying. But his professor, Mike Williamson of Middlesex Community College in Lowell, could see the student’s frustration mounting as he worked, once again, to conquer Algebra 1. He’d placed into the remedial math course based on his standardized college placement exam. And now, he couldn’t get out. Eventually, to Williamson’s frustration, Jonathan gave […]

Posted inEducation

Turnaround time

massachusetts is engaged in a fierce, long-term competition for talent, investment, and jobs with other states, regions, and countries. Success is essential to the future well-being of our citizens and institutions. In this struggle, our world-class cluster of private and public universities and colleges is among our most important assets. Yet our state does not […]