In Florida, controversy continues over whether state Board of Education acted appropriately by lowering the requirements for a passing score on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test as a way to cope with embarrassingly low student scores, the New York Times reports. Critics of the FCAT say that it reveals flaws that emanate from a test-oriented educational atmosphere that cannot be erased by lowering passing requirements. They point to the case of Rick Roach, a 63 year old educator who last year took the FCAT administered to 10th graders and who made his results public. Roach, who...

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