Florida Politics: Let’s rename Florida’s K-12 scholarships for Mary McLeod Bethune

The timing seems perfect. Should I seek to get a Bright Futures scholarship? It’s one of the first questions that a Florida high school student asks when thoughts turn toward college. And while there are three variations of these scholarships — the Academic, the Medallion, and the Gold Seal Vocational [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:58:45-04:00November 12th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Florida Politics: Let’s rename Florida’s K-12 scholarships for Mary McLeod Bethune

Heritage: Solving the Civics Crisis Begins at Home

As the election results in Virginia and elsewhere demonstrate, many parents are upset with how American history and civics are being taught in schools. And it’s hard to blame them. Some feel we are tearing down our nation’s past. Others believe we are not doing enough to tell the history [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:59:43-04:00November 10th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Heritage: Solving the Civics Crisis Begins at Home

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2021 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850)386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases 2022 Policy Priorities Today, The James Madison Institute released its 2022 Policy Priorities, which detail a robust and visionary set of initiatives for the next year that reinforce our principles of limited government and [...]

By |2022-06-02T13:51:08-04:00October 11th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

2022 Policy Priorities

Click here to read the full list of JMI's 2022 Policy Priorities!  2022 JMI Policy Priorities The Future IS Florida… Turning the page from 2020 to 2021, it wouldn’t have been out of line to feel a sense of relief or optimism for the onset of a new year and [...]

By |2021-10-08T16:12:25-04:00October 11th, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on 2022 Policy Priorities

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases New Edition of Celebrate Freedom Civics Curriculum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 JMI RELEASES NEW EDITION OF 'CELEBRATE FREEDOM' CIVICS CURRICULUM TALLAHASSEE – Today, The James Madison Institute (JMI) released the newest edition of its civics education curriculum Celebrate Freedom in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education (NIE) and the Florida Press Education Services, [...]

By |2022-06-02T13:51:29-04:00September 15th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases New Edition of Celebrate Freedom Civics Curriculum

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
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