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The 65% solution

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The moment I read his essay in the latest issue of The Journal of the James Madison Institute, I knew state Rep. Adam Hasner was going to take a lot of flak for his suggestion that a constitutional amendment be passed that would force school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their operating budgets on classroom expenses such as teachers, computers and student supplies. The Times takes its first shot of what surely will be a series of…

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The Journal of the James Madison Institute

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For subscribers of The Journal of the James Madison Institute, a nice present arrived last week; that being the latest edition of the JJMI. In addition to my letter-to-the-editor, which has to be the highlight of the issue, the JJMI focuses on several hot-button issues in Florida education. The James Madison Institute has, since its inception, “been in the forefront of Florida’s school-reform movement,” according to founder (and one of my intellectual mentors) J. Stanley Marshall. Whether or not you…

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