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 |2021-02-09T12:43:00-04:00February 9th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Making Florida An “Education Destination”

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds the Introduction of New School Choice Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 CONTACT: Emerson W. George 850-320-3803 emerson@jamesmadison.org   THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW SCHOOL CHOICE INITIATIVE TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement regarding the introduction of SB 48, which would improve Florida’s school choice scholarship programs and simplify [...]

By |2021-01-28T10:57:02-04:00January 22nd, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds the Introduction of New School Choice Initiative

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

2021 Policy Priorities

Click here to read the 2021 Policy Priorities PDF.  2021 JMI Policy Priorities Back on Track It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that “nobody saw 2020 coming.” In a year in which the impeachment of the President of the United States (in an election year) was not even in [...]

By |2020-12-02T12:04:27-04:00December 7th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2021 Policy Priorities

FSU spurring Florida’s rise to prominence on campus free speech | Opinion

William Mattox 11/9/2020 John Thrasher’s tenure as president of Florida State University someday will be remembered as a time when FSU made a dramatic leap in the U.S. News national rankings, rising to become a Top 20 public university. But it should also be hailed for a less-recognized accomplishment – FSU’s [...]

By |2020-11-09T10:15:41-04:00November 9th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on FSU spurring Florida’s rise to prominence on campus free speech | Opinion

STATEMENT RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Decision in the Montana School Choice Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 Statement by William Mattox on Today's U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in the Montana School Choice Case The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to end state discrimination against parents desiring a faith-based education for their children is an important step forward in [...]

By |2021-01-22T10:52:00-04:00June 30th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Decision in the Montana School Choice Case

‘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?
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