PRESS RELEASE: JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida

Posted 03/01/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015 Contact:  Valerie Wickboldt | vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org | (850) 386-3131  JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida  ~ Addition of new policy expertise and efforts increases Institute’s impact and imprint in Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Broadening both reach and expertise, The James Madison …

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The Torch — Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education

Posted 02/25/2015

The Torch by Liberty Foundation “Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education” February 25, 2015 By Dr. Bob McClure Article: https://issuu.com/libertyfound/docs/the_torch_february_2015_issuu/3?e=0

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Issue Commentary — Net Neutrality: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted 02/25/2015

*This Issue Commentary was updated from its original November 25, 2014 posting to reflect recent changes in the issue. Read more about “Net Neutrality” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (PDF - 2 pages)

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Issue Commentary — Children Tried As Adults in Florida: A Common Sense Approach to Ensure Fairness and Accountability

Posted 02/18/2015

Check out our latest Issue Commentary: Children Tried As Adults in Florida A Common Sense Approach to Ensure Fairness and Accountability (PDF Link)

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Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Education Summit Recording

Posted 02/17/2015

In case you missed the summit, you can catch the full recording linked. Dr. Bob McClure, JMI president and CEO, moderated and education choice discussion you can watch that starts at the 1:30:30 mark: http://bit.ly/1Jnyl5i .

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Daytona-Beach News Journal — Florida insurance needs more than a one-hit wonder

Posted 02/13/2015

Daytona-Beach News Journal “Florida insurance needs more than a one-hit wonder” February 13, 2015 By Sal Nuzzo Florida’s property insurance system has been on a roller-coaster ride over the past 10 years. Since Hurricane Wilma struck Florida’s coast in October 2005, the Sunshine State has lived up to its moniker, having gone more than nine …

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National Center for Policy Analysis — Private School Choice Benefits Bullied Student

Posted 02/12/2015

National Center for Policy Analysis “Private School Choice Benefits Bullied Student” February 12, 2015 By Megan Simons We’ve highlighted the benefits of school choice before ― increasing school choice can boost academic achievement, teacher pay, and transparency. According to a new video by The James Madison Institute, opening up school choice may have another benefit: reducing bullying. …

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Buzzfeed — How One Child Received A Scholarship To The School Of His Dreams

Posted 02/12/2015

Buzzfeed “How One Child Received A Scholarship To The School Of His Dreams” February 12, 2015 After struggling to fit in and focus on his education in two of Miami’s public schools, Valentin Mendez felt hopeless. When his mother learned he was also being bullied, that was the last straw. She launched into a search …

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Voices of Liberty — Valentin’s Day: How School Choice Changed His Life

Posted 02/12/2015

Voices of Liberty “Valentin’s Day: How School Choice Changed His Life” February 12, 2015 School choice is highlighted in this short film from James Madison Institute called “Sharp Mind, Noble Heart: The Story of Valentin Mendez.” From Little Havana in Miami, this high school sophomore was featured in a Super Bowl XLIX commercial this year. …

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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2015 — What Do the Castro Regime and the Florida Education Association Have in Common?

Posted 02/11/2015

InsiderOnline Blog: February 2015 “What Do the Castro Regime and the Florida Education Association Have in Common?” February 10, 2015 By  Alex Adrianson They don’t want kids attending schools not run by the government. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro shut down La Progresiva Presbyterian School in 1961. Ten years later, the school reopened in Miami and today …

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