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‘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

Mary McLeod Bethune’s School Choice

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was an educator who pioneered private schools for African American girls in Daytona, Florida. Numerous schools are named for her, and she was truly a great lady in American history.Wikipediahas a good summary on the life of the woman muckraking journalist Ida Tarbell put number ten [...]

By |2020-05-19T13:37:12-04:00February 15th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Mary McLeod Bethune’s School Choice

Editorial: A Gamble Helped Black Students Thrive

ByWILLIAM MATTOX Tallahassee, Fla. Something curious happened at a Black History Month program held at Florida A&M University last week. An actress portraying African-American educatorMary McLeod Bethune(1875-1955) praised someone with a demographic profile eerily similar toBetsy DeVos,who earlier that day was confirmed by the Senate as education secretary. As the [...]

By |2020-05-19T13:37:43-04:00February 14th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Editorial: A Gamble Helped Black Students Thrive

What today’s campus ‘snowflakes’ could learn this Black History Month

I have a suggestion for college students tired of being ridiculed as emotionally-fragile snowflakes constantly in need of safe spaces - and for their elders who often think they're more thick-skinned than they really are. Why don't they - why don't we - all commemorate Black History Month by considering [...]

By |2020-05-19T13:41:06-04:00February 5th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on What today’s campus ‘snowflakes’ could learn this Black History Month

Manipulation of Education Data Sacrifices Best Interests of Students

By William Mattox Last fall, during a routine check of education testing data, an enterprising reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, Amanda Claire Curcio, noticed something curious about the Florida Department of Education’s annual “report card” for Godby High, a Leon County public school that draws many of its students [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:12:31-04:00October 11th, 2016|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Manipulation of Education Data Sacrifices Best Interests of Students
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