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Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Maurice Cunningham


Dark money political front Families for Excellent Schools has been banned in Boston but appears to be resurrected in the form of a new dark money operation: Bay State Action Fund.

The Republican tax cut plan leaves no doubt what the GOP is all about - serving the passions of the rich instead of the needs of the people. Can this plan sell in Massachusetts?


It's hard to believe that the Pioneer Institute set out to blame the Baker administration for declining performance in Massachusetts schools, but ...

Obamacare stands and Medicare and Social Security are still in place, but it looks like the Koch Brothers instruction to get their tax cuts or else has the Republican Congress in craven obedience. It's enough to make the Kochs Time Magazine's Men of the Year.


Ever have $3,000 in dark money slipped to you from out of state interests and then forgotten about it? That seems to be what happened to Malden Ward 3 School Committee candidate Mekka Smith.

Malden High School. Wikimedia Commons.

The Dark Money/Privatization Industrial Complex is back at it again, this time in Ward 3 Malden.

Halloween, a time of darkness and zombies. What better occasion to shed some light on Families for Excellent Schools defense of its dark money operation?


Massachusetts law requires ballot committees to disclose their top five contributors in all television ads. But in 2016 Great Schools Massachusetts didn't do that. Read on to see the disclosure Massachusetts voters had a right to see - but didn't.

Massachusetts Board of Secondary and Elementary Education chair Paul Sagan recently issued a seven page letter defending his dark money contributions to banned-in-Boston Families for Excellent Schools Advocacy. His defense may be a violation of the precept, if you are in a hole, stop digging.

New school privatization shops are sprouting up all over Boston, and they have some hiring needs.

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