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Combatting ‘Idea Suppression’

How Florida Universities Can Continue their Rise to National Prominence By William Mattox Director, JMI’s Marshall Center for Educational Options Click here to read the full report  In April 2019, the presidents of all 12 state universities in Florida joined State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser in issuing a joint [...]

By |2020-10-19T10:19:54-04:00October 19th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Combatting ‘Idea Suppression’

Impeachment Needs a Replay Booth

An acquittal should allow a president to run for a third term. By William Mattox Oct. 23, 2019 7:08 pm ET I know impeachment is supposed to be an extremely weighty matter that demands every citizen’s attention, but part of me would like the never-ending histrionics to go away so [...]

By |2020-05-18T12:58:48-04:00October 24th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Impeachment Needs a Replay Booth

Florida’s ‘Moneyball’ approach on education spending paying off | Opinion

February 2, 2019 William Mattox The 2019 legislative session is fast approaching – as is the 2019 Grapefruit Leaguespring training season. And while these two calendar items may seem completely unrelated, there’s actually a curious parallel that Florida citizens ought to consider. Florida lawmakers will soon be dealing with “the Goldilocks question” [...]

By |2020-06-08T13:53:33-04:00February 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s ‘Moneyball’ approach on education spending paying off | Opinion

Why MLK revered Jackie Robinson (and why we should, too) | Opinion

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT January 21, 2019 By: William Mattox Last January, around MLK Day, a long-time civil rights activist from Miami said something that startled me: “If Martin were still around today, many people would consider him a sissy.” Or at least they’d have little use for MLK’s commitment to non-violent [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:01:08-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Why MLK revered Jackie Robinson (and why we should, too) | Opinion

‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

DeSantis owes his win to unexpected support from minority women. By: William Mattox Nov. 20, 2018 6:51 p.m. ET Believe it or not, Republican Ron DeSantis owes his victory in the Florida gubernatorial election to about 100,000 African-American women who unexpectedly chose him over the black Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum. [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:24:51-04:00November 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on ‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

Why Expanding Education Choice Should Be Florida Voters’ Top K-12 Priority

By William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute  Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon Going to the candidates' debate Laugh about it, shout about it When you've got to choose Every way you look at this, you lose. [...]

By |2020-05-22T12:47:14-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Why Expanding Education Choice Should Be Florida Voters’ Top K-12 Priority

Dolley Madison’s legacy is more than fluff — just ask Liz Joyner

by William Mattox September 17, 2018 10:40 AM As Americans celebrate Constitution Day today, they’ll no doubt want to pay tribute to the document’s chief architect, James Madison. But they should also consider the important role that his wife, Dolley Madison, played in the early success of America’s grand experiment in [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:48:15-04:00September 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Dolley Madison’s legacy is more than fluff — just ask Liz Joyner

Breaking Free of Excessive Uniformity in K-12 Education

Breaking Free of Excessive Uniformity in K-12 Education By William Mattox Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute Imagine, for a moment, what would happen if President Donald J. Trump were to awaken one morning and decide, in a fit of authoritarian [...]

By |2020-05-22T12:53:04-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Breaking Free of Excessive Uniformity in K-12 Education

WILLIAM MATTOX: A way to honor Bethune

If there’s one thing liberals and conservatives in the Florida Legislature ought to be able to agree on, it’s the remarkable legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune, who founded the Daytona School for Negro Girls that grew into what is today Bethune-Cookman University. Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Broward, wants to honor Bethune [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:46:08-04:00April 30th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on WILLIAM MATTOX: A way to honor Bethune

Mattox: Make Strasburg great again

When the Washington Nationals open their 2017 baseball season Monday, Donald Trump will not be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch (as presidents often do). Instead, the first official pitch will be tossed by someone far more representative of what today’s Washington stands for: Stephen Strasburg. For [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:57:42-04:00April 2nd, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Mattox: Make Strasburg great again
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