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 |2021-02-09T12:43:00-04:00February 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

‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

By Steve Contorno and Emily L. Mahoney   As he seeks reelection, President Donald Trump is making a direct appeal to black voters like Chikara Parks. After her four kids experienced bullying and other problems at their south St. Petersburg school, Parks moved each one into private Christian academies. She travels the state, [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:04:39-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

By: John Lucas June 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Legislature, the James Madison Institute is calling this past legislative session “transformative” after lawmakers enacted five of the institute’s six legislative priorities, including healthcare, school choice, and criminal justice policy. JMI credits Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with Senate [...]

By |2020-06-05T15:32:58-04:00June 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

The candidate calls for a moratorium on charter schools. It’s bad politics and even worse policy. By Jason L. Riley May 21, 2019 6:58 p.m. ET Black voters had little use for Bernie Sanders when he sought the presidency in 2016. In the South Carolina primary, exit polls showed him winning [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:17:21-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

Legislative session brought Florida forward in many ways | Opinion

By: Robert McClure May 14, 2019 The 2019 Legislative session just came to a close, and what a difference a year makes! It has been an eventful six months. Coming off the heels of a 2018 election that saw the Sunshine State buck the “Blue Wave,” Floridians elected Ron DeSantis to [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:19:26-04:00May 15th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Legislative session brought Florida forward in many ways | Opinion

2019 Sine Die Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 With the passage of an $91.1 billion budget for the Sunshine State, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2019 session and adjourned “sine die” Saturday afternoon. We congratulate Speaker Jose Oliva, President Bill Galvano, and the members of the Florida [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:33:19-04:00May 6th, 2019|Statements|Comments Off on 2019 Sine Die Statement
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