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April 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Tougher FCAT holds negative consequences: rise in failures, erosion of public confidence in public schools

A backlash against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools is spreading across the nation as critics petition for an overhaul that bases student evaluations on a broader range of learning. Florida's education policy writers and leaders should take note.

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