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High Stakes Tests: A Modest Proposal

Posted: 2003-06-12


The writer's simple solution to the fuss over the FCAT would work in other states too.

Put our officials to the test

Re: FCAT foes pushing boycott.



Let us have a very simple solution to all the fuss over this FCAT testing. Each year when the test is given, it would be required that the governor, the members of the Legislature, the school board, the school administration, the teachers, and our mayor and city council all shall be required to pass this test.



Failure to do so would put them back to being a regular working person without any degree, since failing the FCAT seems to be the denial of any further education to a senior who has not passed. Do we think Thomas Edison would have passed or would we still be in the dark, the way this state now seems to want our many seniors who failed this test to be?





published in St. Petersburg Times June 12, 2003



http://www.sptimes.com/2003/06/12/Opinion/Don_t_abandon_account.shtml

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