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April 26, 2021

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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 choice scholarship programs and simplify the application process for thousands of Florida families. Read JMI’s full statement below:

The James Madison Institute enthusiastically applauds today’s passage of an expansive education choice initiative that will enable more than 60,000 Florida families to gain access to K-12 scholarship programs.”

“Florida has long been a leader in providing education options to low-income and special-needs students. With this legislation, many middle-income taxpayers will enjoy the economic freedom to find the educational environment that best meets their child’s learning needs.”

“We congratulate House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Senate President Wilton Simpson, House sponsor Randy Fine, and Senate sponsor Manny Diaz for their strong and principled leadership in passing this extremely important initiative. Bravo!” William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute

The J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options seeks to advance policy reforms that empower Florida parents to choose the schools, courses, resources and programs that best meet their child’s unique needs, interests, aptitudes and learning styles. Through policy research, public and media outreach, public testimony and events, the Marshall Center works vigorously to expand learning options for all Florida students.

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The James Madison Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The institute conducts research on such issues as criminal justice, health care, taxes and regulatory environments.