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” [...]

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JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

In this important election year, the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald want to drive a discussion on the important issues facing the Sunshine State. We've assembled a panel of 50 influential Floridians who will offer their views through the November elections. Meet our Influencers here and [...]

By |2018-06-11T13:52:03-04:00June 4th, 2018|In The News, Press|Comments Off on JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

50 Years Ago, Miami-Dade County Played Key Role In Nation’s First Statewide Teacher Strike

Dozens of public school teachers filled the sidewalk outside a Miami-Dade County School Board meeting earlier this month, demanding raises with loud chants and colorful signs. One protestor waved a piece of hot pink poster board featuring a list of the states where teachers have gone on strike in [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:57:38-04:00May 31st, 2018|In The News, Press|Comments Off on 50 Years Ago, Miami-Dade County Played Key Role In Nation’s First Statewide Teacher Strike

Representative Byron Donalds

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch,” Dr. Bob McClure talks with Representative Byron Donalds, from Florida’s District 80. Representative Donalds and Dr. McClure chat about the 2018 Legislative Session. This past legislative session was an important one for Florida’s future and Rep. Donalds took on a number [...]

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Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

... Free-market proponent defends Leon County charters Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute, a conservative think tank in Tallahassee, isn’t too happy about the Leon County School Board’s decision to block two new charter schools. In a recent column published in the Tallahassee Democrat, [...]

By |2018-05-14T16:54:08-04:00May 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Recently, none other than Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Elizabeth Warren,D-Mass., brought tears of joy to my eyes as they pronounced themselves stalwart federalists. The fact that they were taking this position solely on the issue of marijuana policy was mystifying, but I’m good with baby steps. Welcome to [...]

By |2018-05-09T11:00:18-04:00May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Now that the Leon County School Board has shot down two new charter school applications, I wonder if the commissioners will consider passing a measure banning any public school family from moving to Orlando, Tampa, or some other place outside Tallahassee. Obviously such a measure would be absurd. But [...]

By |2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00May 6th, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

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