General Assembly passes new school funding formula

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 27, 2022 8:25 PM CT
<strong>State Rep. Mark White (R-Memphis), who chairs the House Education Administration Committee, speaks to reporters after the House passed Gov. Bill Lee&rsquo;s school funding formula. White said it&rsquo;s not perfect, but there&rsquo;s time to tweak it before it takes effect.</strong> (Ian Round/The Daily Memphian)

State Rep. Mark White (R-Memphis), who chairs the House Education Administration Committee, speaks to reporters after the House passed Gov. Bill Lee’s school funding formula. White said it’s not perfect, but there’s time to tweak it before it takes effect. (Ian Round/The Daily Memphian)

State Sen. Jack Johnson said the current formula “is outdated, it’s antiquated, it’s difficult to understand. Quite frankly, it is broken. (This) rips that old formula out by the roots and starts with a clean state.”

Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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