The Economist: A peninsula that makes waves in policy formation

Florida has a history as a policy laboratory It is best known as the home of “Florida Man”, infamous for oddball residents committing dubious deeds involving alligators and the like. Yet Florida has a record of creating policies that catch on elsewhere. An early example came in 1889, when it [...]

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Bob Rommel, Sal Nuzzo: Schooling teachers’ unions on workplace freedom

For some union leaders, however, the prospect of change is jarring. Florida has a consistent and laudable record of protecting public employees from union coercion. And the Sunshine State has long ensured that workers, whether in the public or private sector, cannot be fired for withdrawing from a union. But [...]

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Miami’s school-choice partnership will strengthen Florida’s tech economy | Opinion

Florida’s future rests on the rights of parents to choose what schools best fit the needs of their children. We believe that parents, not administrators, should hold the power to decide and to determine where, when, and at what institution their child or children will attend for their education. We [...]

By |2022-01-31T12:23:39-04:00January 31st, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Miami’s school-choice partnership will strengthen Florida’s tech economy | Opinion

Florida Politics: William Mattox: Making Florida the new ‘promised land’ for education-minded families

Migration to Florida — America’s Promised Land — is being fueled in part by a very interesting factor: school choice. An exodus is underway from New York City and its surrounding environs. Many Jews are leaving the Big Apple and moving to the Sunshine State. And their migration to Florida [...]

By |2022-01-04T13:07:24-04:00January 4th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Florida Politics: William Mattox: Making Florida the new ‘promised land’ for education-minded families

Name Florida scholarships after our state’s greatest educator | Opinion

By: Bill Mattox April 19, 2021 “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” William Shakespeare famously observed. But what about a school choice scholarship program? Could a name change leave a highly popular program suddenly smelling rank? That’s a question the Florida Legislature will soon have to [...]

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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 [...]

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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

STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Calls for Survey to Measure Free Speech Among Florida Universities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 NEW JMI REPORT CALLS FOR SURVEY TO MEASURE FREE SPEECH AMONG FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES TALLAHASSEE –A new report by The James Madison Institute’s Stan Marshall Center entitled, “Combatting ‘Idea Suppression:’ How Florida Universities Can Continue their Rise to National Prominence,” [...]

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