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Context Florida — William Mattox: Let’s Honor Mary McLeod Bethune With A K-12 Scholarship Program

Posted 05/03/2016

Now that the federal government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, the state of Florida needs to find a good way to honor one of our own: Mary McLeod Bethune, the legendary educator who founded a school for African-American girls that grew into what is today Bethune-Cookman University. As some have …

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In The Tank Podcast (ep36): Peer-to-Peer Economy, Corporate Welfare, and Splitting Up States

Posted 05/03/2016

#36 of the In The Tank Podcast is a “Best-of” edition. It is all hands on deck to finish organizing the new Michael Parry Mazur Library before the grand opening on May 4th. This episode features clips from past podcasts, including work from R Street, the Commonwealth Foundation, and the James Madison Institute. John and Donny …

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El Nuevo Herald — Un intento de salvar el programa School Choice

Posted 05/03/2016

Marlene Desdunes – maestra de una escuela pública de Miami– no entiende cómo una buena idea, basada en una verdad comúnmente reconocida, se ha vuelto tan controversial. Pero, la ex organizadora del sindicato de maestros ahora está peleando en su propio sindicato para asegurarse de que los estudiantes con desventajas no terminen perdiendo oportunidades como …

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Puerto Rico Report – Florida Group Adds to Conservative Support of PROMESA

Posted 04/27/2016

Puerto Rico Report Florida Group Adds to Conservative Support of PROMESA 4/26/2016   J. Robert McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, published a column in the Orlando Sentinel this morning in favor of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).   Calling PROMESA a “responsible action to aid in the economic …

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Tallahassee Democrat – Historic Walker Library’s future secure

Posted 04/21/2016

Tallahassee Democrat Historic Walker Library’s future secure By: Gerald Ensley 4/21/2016   Don’t worry. Tallahassee’s first library is going to be OK. Though construction of a new six-story office building and parking garage that flank the historic building had some worrying about the future of the Walker Library, precautions are being taken to make sure …

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JMI Leaders Fellows – Character in Action!

Posted 04/14/2016

JMI Leaders Fellows – Character in Action! The JMI Leaders Fellowship is a yearlong program designed for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the growth, development, knowledge and networks of under-40-year-old professionals in the state of Florida. We are proud to recognize two gentlemen who currently sit on the statewide executive board of the JMI …

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Capital Soup – Bob Graham Center to Honor 2016 Citizen of the Year, Present Young Floridian Award

Posted 04/14/2016

Capital Soup Bob Graham Center to Honor 2016 Citizen of the Year, Present Young Floridian Award 4/14/2016   Orlando entrepreneur and humanitarian Harris Rosen has been named the 2016 Citizen of the Year by the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center. Jacksonville native and Gov. Rick Scott appointee Chester Spellman receives the nod for the …

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You’re Invited: Increasing Economic Mobility Through Educational Choice

Posted 04/13/2016

RSVP: http://bit.ly/EdChoiceLunch The James Madison Institute, in partnership with Hispanic CREO, will host a dynamic panel discussion on educational options for students and families in the Miami community. This event offers an opportunity for Miami business leaders and stakeholders to learn more and become engaged with educational programs that serve this region. Panelists include: The Honorable …

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Context Florida – William Mattox: Double Standards Abound in Public Education

Posted 04/13/2016

Context Florida William Mattox: Double Standards Abound in Public Education By: William Mattox 4/12/2016   Last fall, for the first time in 25 years, my wife and I didn’t buy any school supplies, monitor any homework assignments, or attend any “Back-to-School Nights.” With our youngest child now away at college, we are, at long last, …

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The Florida Current – The Week Ahead

Posted 04/12/2016

The Florida Current The Week Ahead 4/12/2016   SPRING RECEPTIONS… The James Madison Institute hosts regional receptions across the state starting Wednesday in Orlando. More information can be found here.   Article: http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=45862195

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    Washington, D.C. (Apr 26)
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    Orlando, FL (Apr 21)
  • Jacksonville Leaders Fellows Lunch with Gary Chartrand
    Jacksonville, FL (Apr 21)
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