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Gradebook podcast: Wage war in Hillsborough County, the nation’s eighth largest school district

The sides completed a two-day impasse hearing and are awaiting a ruling.
Jerry Ford, a financial adviser to the Hillsborough County School District, testifies Monday during an impasse hearing over teacher pay. Questioning him is Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins, executive director of the Hillsborough teachers union. [MARLENE SOKOL | Times]
Published Apr. 26, 2018

The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association has been at odds with the school district over pay for the past year. It's not walking out of school, though. The group has taken its case to a special magistrate, who will decide whether the faculty or the administration has a better case. Reporter Marlene Sokol discusses the impasse, as well as her conversations with students leading school safety walkouts and rallies, in this week's Gradebook podcast.

Related links: Hillsborough: No way we can afford teacher raises this year • Hillsborough says its teachers are well-paid; the teachers say it's not true. Who's right? 

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