Pioneer Institute is an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization that seeksto improve the quality of life in Massachusetts through civic discourse and intellectually rigorous, data-driven public policy solutions based on free market principles, individual liberty and responsibility,and the ideal of effective, limited and accountable government.
This paper is a publication of the Center for School Reform,
which seeks to increase the educationoptions available to parents and students, drive system-wide reform, and ensure accountabilityin public education. The Center’s work builds on Pioneer’s legacy as a recognized leader in thecharter public school movement, and as a champion of greater academic rigor in Massachusetts’elementary and secondary schools. Current initiatives promote
choice and competition, school-based management, and enhanced academic performance in public schools.
The Center for Better Government
seeks limited, accountable government by promoting competitive delivery of public services, elimination of unnecessary regulation, and a focus on coregovernment functions. Current initiatives promote
reform of how the state builds, manages, repairs
and nances its transportation assets as well as public employee benet reform.
The Center for Economic Opportunity
seeks to keep Massachusetts competitive by promoting ahealthy business climate, transparent regulation, small business creation in urban areas and soundenvironmental and development policy. Current initiatives promote market reforms to
supply of affordable housing
reduce the cost of doing business
revitalize urban areas
The Center for Health Care Solutions
seeks to refocus the Massachusetts conversation about healthcare costs away from government-imposed interventions, toward market-based reforms. Currentinitiatives include
driving public discourse on Medicaid
presenting a strong consumer perspective
as the state considers a dramatic overhaul of the health care payment process; and supporting
thoughtful tort reforms.
Pioneer Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization funded through the donations of individuals, foundations andbusinesses committed to the principles Pioneer espouses. To ensure its independence, Pioneer does not accept government grants.
American Principles Project’s Mission
At the American Principles Project, we seek to preserve and propagate the fundamental principleson which our country was founded - to preserve those unalienable rights, set forth from the dawnof our republic, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We seek to return our nation to thesetimeless principles - not because we long for an idyllic past but because we see them as critical to asuccessful future.APP focuses on four core projects. Our Preserve Innocence Initiative is a muti-tiered effort to examinehow government affects the upbringing of children, particularly through education and health policy.Our Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles works to promote conservative values within theLatino community and to integrate Latinos into fuller participation in the conservative movement.Our Economics Program is divided into two initiatives - the Fair Public Pensions Initiative, whichworks to educate Americans about the coming crisis in funding for public-employee pensions and
to urge cutbacks that reect fairness and economic reality; and our Gold Standard Initiative, which
works to make a return to the gold standard a front-burner issue in 2012 and beyond.