Florida Calls a Truce in the Mask Wars

An existing school-choice program lets parents decide what’s best for their kids. Tallahassee, Fla. The Sunshine State has a peace plan for the school mask wars: educational choice. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order July 30 to “protect parents’ right to make decisions regarding masking of their children,” but [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:05:31-04:00August 10th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Florida Calls a Truce in the Mask Wars

Which Kennedy did the most for democracy? The one who started the Special Olympics

Sure, RFK and JFK were important. But one Kennedy embodied the American values of good citizenship. It’s fitting that the Olympics are concluding this weekend, only as schools begin to re-open around the country. Because when students return to the classroom, their civics teachers ought to consider asking them an [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:05:56-04:00August 8th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Which Kennedy did the most for democracy? The one who started the Special Olympics

STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Signing of Intellectual Diversity Law

For Immediate Release June 23, 2021 CONTACT: Logan Padgett 850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS GOVERNOR DESANTIS’ SIGNING OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY LAW TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement applauding Governor DeSantis for signing into law a proposal defending intellectual diversity on college campuses. This law would [...]

By |2022-06-02T13:55:32-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Signing of Intellectual Diversity Law

Treat all K-12 students in Florida with fairness and equity

William Mattox Throughout America, a very important – and highly racialized – conversation is taking place about overcoming injustice. Here in Florida, that conversation has often gone in a markedly different and very promising direction. And schoolchildren of color are among the greatest beneficiaries. The conversation in Florida, at least [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:09:28-04:00June 17th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Treat all K-12 students in Florida with fairness and equity

Florida is Overcoming ‘Systemic Privilege’ By Putting Students Before the ‘System’

By William Mattox June 04, 2021 Throughout America, a very important – and highly racialized – conversation is taking place about overcoming injustice. Here in Florida, that conversation has often gone in a markedly different and very promising direction. And schoolchildren of color are among the greatest beneficiaries. The conversation in [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:11:02-04:00June 4th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Florida is Overcoming ‘Systemic Privilege’ By Putting Students Before the ‘System’

STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds the Passage of School Choice Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS THE PASSAGE OF SCHOOL CHOICE INITIATIVE TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement regarding today's passage of a major education scholarship proposal by the Florida Legislature, which will improve Florida’s school [...]

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Name Florida scholarships after our state’s greatest educator | Opinion

By: Bill Mattox April 19, 2021 “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” William Shakespeare famously observed. But what about a school choice scholarship program? Could a name change leave a highly popular program suddenly smelling rank? That’s a question the Florida Legislature will soon have to [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:24:00-04:00April 19th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Name Florida scholarships after our state’s greatest educator | Opinion

STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Commends Florida Legislature on Passage of Intellectual Diversity Proposal

For Immediate Release April 7, 2021 CONTACT: Logan Padgett 850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE COMMENDS FLORIDA LEGISLATURE ON PASSAGE OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY PROPOSAL TALLAHASSEE – Today, The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement praising the Florida Legislature for their passage of a proposal defending intellectual diversity on college campuses. [...]

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Flexible Scholarships Would Help Many Families

By William Mattox March 31, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Harold and Talethia Edwards have a house full of precocious children. And to hear them describe their offspring is a veritable delight. There’s the musical son who plays five instruments. The studious daughter who skipped a grade and now tries to hide [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:27:32-04:00March 31st, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Flexible Scholarships Would Help Many Families
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