[Susan notes: Longtime educator Bill Archer puts local devastation into a national context.]
To the editor
Now ten years down the road, the vast range of destruction created for public education by the FCAT scam of former Education Reform Governor Jeb Bush is almost too much to correct. Thousands of students' lives suffered irreparable emotional damages as a result of being retained at the Third Grade level. Denial of graduation from High School for many students has resulted in a dramatic change in plans for their future lives that have been forced in directions not anticipated or wanted. All because of a controversial and bogus evaluation process that failed most standard tests of reliability and validity.
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