Americans came to believe over time that education could ensure that all children of any class had a shot at success. And if any state should be able to make that belief a reality, it was Massachusetts.
[…] If the great equalizer’s ability to equalize America is dwindling, it’s not because education is growing less important in the modern economy. Paradoxically, it’s precisely because schooling is now even more important.
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From Massachusetts now comes growing evidence that the quest for lower abortion rates, though, may not be at a standstill; and the key may be better insurance coverage. As the number of insured has gone up in Massachusetts, new state data show a corresponding decline in the number of abortions performed there since 2006.
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Sadly, are we getting tornado fatigue?
Last night’s storm that passed through Massachusetts had devastating effects not seen in this area in many years. Here’s our latest story from the wires.
PHOTO: The damage to One Stop Towing is seen after Wednesday’s tornado ripped through Brimfield, Massachusetts. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)