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Political Backlash Builds Over High-Stakes Testing: Public Support Wanes for Tests Seen as Punitive

Date: October 23, 2006
Author: Peter Whoriskey
QUOTE: The role of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, has become central to the race to succeed Gov. Jeb Bush (R), with polls showing a growing discontent over the exams, which he has championed and which are used to determine many aspects of the school system, including teacher pay, budgets and who flunks third grade.

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