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Gradebook podcast: Controversies in the Capitol - Vouchers, teacher pay, Common Core and more

Education issues continue to provide endless fodder for debate and dispute in Florida politics.
Hot topics such as teacher pay, LGBTQ student rights and the Common Core continue to dominate Florida's education debate. [Times, Associated Press photos]

If you ever had any question whether education is important in Florida, look no further than Tallahassee. Year after year, lawmakers and the governor have spent hours crafting policy ideas — good and bad — and even longer arguing about them.

Even in the sessions when they announce they’ll be giving the issue a rest. And 2020 is no different.

So many controversies in the Capitol center on schooling subjects.

Tallahassee bureau reporter Emily Mahoney joins education reporter Jeff Solochek to talk about the latest battles over vouchers, teacher pay, the Common Core and more.

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