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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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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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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Highlights from “Keeping the Promise: A Florida Education Summit”

Posted 02/10/2015

View our Storify recap of #Flpromise15 summit: http://bit.ly/1CeFk7m.

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Sharp Mind, Noble Heart: The Story of Valentin Mendez

Posted 02/10/2015

“Sharp Mind, Noble Heart: The Story of Valentin Mendez” is JMI’s just-released short film that deepens the narrative of a high school sophomore from Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood who was recently featured in a powerful Super Bowl 2015 commercial. His story was also captured in JMI’s column in USA TODAY, as well as El Nuevo …

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Heartland Institute — One Lawsuit Down in Florida Voucher Challenge

Posted 02/06/2015

Heartland Institute “One Lawsuit Down in Florida Voucher Challenge” February 6, 2015 By Chris Neal  Florida’s tax credit scholarship program scored another legal victory against one of the lawsuits put forth by the state’s largest teachers union in an ongoing battle against the program. At the end of December, Circuit Chief Judge Charles Francis tossed …

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Tallahassee Democrat — “Friday Letters to the Editor: More money doesn’t always mean better results”

Posted 01/30/2015

Tallahassee Democrat “Friday Letters to the Editor: More money doesn’t always mean better results” January 30, 2015 Thanks for “Why Florida schools tanked in rankings” (Matt Reed, Jan. 18) because it shows the typical laser focus by many people that money is the onlysolution to educational issues. In fact if the writer had looked at more …

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