The School-Choice Election Wave

Even Democrats are adapting to new political realities. By Corey DeAngelis Nov. 10, 2022 1:45 pm ET There may not have been a red wave or a blue wave, but there was a nationwide school-choice wave. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the biggest victory of the night for parents. In 2018 William Mattox of the [...]

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The 2022 Journal

Click here to read the full version of The Journal Table of Contents  Building a Legacy MICHAEL DURDEN Florida as the “north star” of liberty means advancing ahead to the rest of the United States with the successes of the Sunshine State. That’s about to happen. Liberty and Opportunity for [...]

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Statement Release: JMI Commends SCOTUS on the Recent Decision in Carson v. Makin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2022 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 STATEMENT FROM THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE ON THE CARSON V. MAKIN SCOTUS DECISION The James Madison Institute applauds today's 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of parents to use per-pupil funds for their children at [...]

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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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Florida Politics: When it comes to school choice, ‘haters gonna hate’

Taxpayers are clearly benefiting from education choice, along with Florida families and students. A recent study of the rhetorical intensity of school choice debates by Harvard-educated researcher Jason Bedrick confirms Taylor Swift’s lyrical observation that “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.” Bedrick found that any legislative attempt to expand education options to needy families [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:28:05-04:00March 28th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Florida Politics: When it comes to school choice, ‘haters gonna hate’

STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds The Florida Legislature On 2022 Session Accomplishments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 14, 2022CONTACTLogan Elizabeth Padgett850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE ON 2022 SESSION ACCOMPLISHMENTS TALLAHASSEE – With the passage of a $112 billion state budget, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2022 session and adjourned “sine die” on Monday.We congratulate Speaker Chris Sprowls, President Wilton Simpson, [...]

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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 |2022-06-02T11:44:12-04:00January 31st, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Miami’s school-choice partnership will strengthen Florida’s tech economy | Opinion

Gainesville Sun: Unlikely scholar discovers way to revitalize neighborhoods, schools

Even though he does not always drink Dos Equis, Bart Danielsen is quite possibly the Most Interesting Man in the World of Education Policy today. Or at least the Most Unlikely Man. Danielsen is a business school professor who specializes in real estate. He’s an expert in housing patterns, not [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:49:42-04:00January 18th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Gainesville Sun: Unlikely scholar discovers way to revitalize neighborhoods, schools

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 |2022-06-02T12:13:55-04:00January 4th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Florida Politics: William Mattox: Making Florida the new ‘promised land’ for education-minded families
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