STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Applauds the Passage of School Choice Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE APPLAUDS THE PASSAGE OF SCHOOL CHOICE INITIATIVE TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) released a statement regarding today's passage of a major education scholarship proposal by the Florida Legislature, which will improve Florida’s school [...]

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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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Holocaust civics project will help students understand totalitarian rule | Commentary

By WILLIAM MATTOX GUEST COLUMNIST | APR 08, 2021 AT 5:30 AM April 8 is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s a day for all of us to reflect on the horrible atrocities inflicted upon the Jews. A day for all Americans to celebrate the Jews’ liberation from the Nazis. And a day for all [...]

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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”

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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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