William Mattox

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William Mattox is the Director of the Center for Education Freedom at The James Madison Institute. In this role, he works with a wide variety of researchers, policymakers, educators, and parents to promote innovative ways for all K-12 students to receive a high-quality education tailored to their unique needs, interests, aptitudes, and learning styles.

Over the course of the last three decades, Mattox has

* written numerous articles on education-related issues for a number of leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY;
* presented expert testimony on education-related issues before legislative committees in Washington and a number of state capitals;
* spoken at dozens of education conferences around the country and at international conventions in Prague, Geneva, Dublin, and Rome;
* led workshops on persuasive writing at Duke, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and other prominent universities; and
* written award-winning curriculum guides on civic virtue, thrift, and persuasion.

In recent years, Mattox has been honored by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University for his essay writing, by the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University for his work promoting character development in youth sports, and by the University of Georgia as the recipient of its Henry Grady Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mattox and his wife, Jill, have four adult children, all of whom benefited greatly from various modes of personalized learning.


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