But in the last few decades, an often heroic group of parents have been pioneers in advocating for their sons and daughters.
And so a writer of books in 2012 faces an agonizing choice: join the pioneers — or adhere to the tried and true?
This early history is largely unknown because few knew these pioneers were Jewish.
George W. Bush gave nearly 50 “Rangers” and “pioneers” ambassadorial posts.
The pioneers of genetics rarely need to trumpet the power of their science.
The smaller inland rivers were not likely so largely used by these armies of pioneers as some have thought.
Next to Columbus, he was the most illustrious of the pioneers of the New World.
It was only a question of time, of minutes, and the cool mechanical fire of the 23rd pioneers would have dropped every man.
On that side were the Indians; on this, the pioneers, a crowd of foot and horse.
The bird is also very gentle, and we want the pioneers to cultivate kindliness and gentleness.
1520s, "foot soldier who prepares the way for the army," from Middle French pionnier "foot-soldier, pioneer," from Old French paonier "foot-soldier" (11c.), from peon (see pawn (n.2)). Figurative sense of "person who goes first or does something first" is from c.1600. Related: Pioneers.
1780, from pioneer (n.). Related: Pioneered; pioneering.