In this special section, we’re turning the typical model of journalism on its head — instead of focusing on what’s broken, we’re taking a look at what Massachusetts gets right. By many measures, we lead the nation in social indicators that have a direct impact on how we live. We wanted to know: How did we get here, what can we learn from our successes, and what can we teach other states? But it’s not all perfect: We also examine areas where Massachusetts can improve.
Ideas | Michael Porter
What Massachusetts can teach America
Massachusetts is the clear leader among all states on social progress. The Commonwealth has been a pioneer and a leader in advancing crucial areas such as the quality of public education, health care coverage for all, same-sex marriage, and many others.
The people who make Mass. Work
What works in Massachusetts?