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Holocaust civics project will help students understand totalitarian rule | Commentary

By WILLIAM MATTOX GUEST COLUMNIST | APR 08, 2021 AT 5:30 AM April 8 is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s a day for all of us to reflect on the horrible atrocities inflicted upon the Jews. A day for all Americans to celebrate the Jews’ liberation from the Nazis. And a day for all [...]

By |2021-04-08T10:04:59-04:00April 8th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Holocaust civics project will help students understand totalitarian rule | Commentary

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

Honor Mary McLeod Bethune for helping to clear way for Jackie Robinson’s debut

Every April, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day on the anniversary of his first official game as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947. Yet, interestingly, Robinson actually played his inaugural game on an integrated professional team a year earlier. Right here in Florida. Exactly 75 years ago March 17. And it might never have happened if not [...]

By |2021-03-18T17:57:18-04:00March 12th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Honor Mary McLeod Bethune for helping to clear way for Jackie Robinson’s debut

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”

Florida universities would benefit from free expression survey

A recent survey conducted by a team of ideologically diverse scholars at the University of North Carolina ought to get the attention of Florida legislators and university officials interested in positioning our state schools for future success in the increasingly illiberal world of higher education. The survey, which measured the [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:57:55-04:00December 29th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida universities would benefit from free expression survey

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
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