Becoming America’s ‘Education Destination:’ How Universal Scholarships Can Brighten Florida’s Future

Click here to read the full policy brief An exodus is underway from New York City and its surrounding environs. Many members of the Jewish community are leaving the Big Apple and moving to the Sunshine State. And their migration to Florida – America’s Promised Land – is being fueled [...]

By |2021-12-28T17:30:35-04:00January 4th, 2022|Publications|Comments Off on Becoming America’s ‘Education Destination:’ How Universal Scholarships Can Brighten Florida’s Future

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 |2021-11-12T12:06:51-04:00November 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 |2021-11-16T17:47:23-04:00November 10th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Heritage: Solving the Civics Crisis Begins at Home

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 |2021-06-17T11:26:59-04:00June 17th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Treat all K-12 students in Florida with fairness and equity

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 [...]

By |2021-04-26T13:59:09-04:00April 26th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds the Passage of School Choice Initiative

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 |2021-03-31T10:19:29-04:00March 31st, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Flexible Scholarships Would Help Many Families

Making Florida An “Education Destination”

How Consolidating School Choice Scholarships Will Help. A funny thing happened last fall while many governors were yielding to teacher union demands to keep schools closed: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis not only found that it was safe to open schools, but that education policy could be a magnet for attracting new residents [...]

By |2021-03-29T10:42:54-04:00February 9th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Making Florida An “Education Destination”

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds the Introduction of New School Choice Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 CONTACT: Emerson W. George 850-320-3803 emerson@jamesmadison.org   THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW SCHOOL CHOICE INITIATIVE TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement regarding the introduction of SB 48, which would improve Florida’s school choice scholarship programs and simplify [...]

By |2021-01-28T10:57:02-04:00January 22nd, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds the Introduction of New School Choice Initiative

STATEMENT RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Decision in the Montana School Choice Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 Statement by William Mattox on Today's U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in the Montana School Choice Case The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to end state discrimination against parents desiring a faith-based education for their children is an important step forward in [...]

By |2021-01-22T10:52:00-04:00June 30th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Decision in the Montana School Choice Case
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