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 [...]

By |2021-04-19T10:11:39-04:00April 19th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Name Florida scholarships after our state’s greatest educator | Opinion

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

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,” [...]

By |2020-12-16T16:21:30-04:00December 16th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Calls for Survey to Measure Free Speech Among Florida Universities

2020 Legislative Successes in Florida

This year, we saw an unparalleled level of energy and commitment to the principles that are central to JMI’s mission. From the parents desperately trying to realize a better future for their children, to the entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business here, to those needing a better choice for their [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:41:39-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2020 Legislative Successes in Florida

‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

By Steve Contorno and Emily L. Mahoney   As he seeks reelection, President Donald Trump is making a direct appeal to black voters like Chikara Parks. After her four kids experienced bullying and other problems at their south St. Petersburg school, Parks moved each one into private Christian academies. She travels the state, [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:04:39-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

By Mario Parker February 6, 2020, 4:00 AM EST   President Donald Trump is ramping up his appeals to African Americans, including a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that illustrated his campaign’s effort to lure enough black voters from the Democratic Party to secure his re-election. During his [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:05:19-04:00February 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

Robert McClure: 2020 — an agenda for opportunity

We should debate enthusiastically and disagree vigorously. Welcome to January 2020 — the start of another 60-day Legislative Session and the commencement of what I fully expect to be the single wildest presidential election cycle of my lifetime (and I’ve been around for a lot of them). As policymakers from [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:02:42-04:00January 14th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Robert McClure: 2020 — an agenda for opportunity
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