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Gradebook podcast: Will a busy Monday foreshadow the Florida Legislature’s 2020 education debate?

A major rally and a committee hearing on key ed issues will compete for attention as lawmakers prepare to begin session the next day.

Florida’s Legislature formally kicks off its 2020 session on Jan. 14. Several key education issues will hit the fan a day earlier.

The Florida Education Association expects thousands of teachers to rally in Tallahassee for improved public school funding, while the Senate Education Committee is set to consider bills on several hot-button issues include teacher pay, voucher eligibility and charter school authorization.

Will Monday foreshadow the tenor of Florida’s education debate for the next few months? Reporters Emily Mahoney and Jeff Solochek discuss.

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