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Gradebook podcast: Is Florida's funding formula 'educational welfare'?

Volusia County School Board chairwoman Melody Johnson
Volusia County School Board chairwoman Melody Johnson
Published Aug. 9, 2017

Volusia County School Board chairwoman Melody Johnson is trying to bring down Florida's district cost differential portion of the state funding system, calling it a form of "theft" from the majority of school districts. State senators have agreed to study the model, but Johnson is not convinced that will be enough. She wants a moratorium on the practice, immediately. Johnson spoke with reporter Jeff Solochek about her campaign.