Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

More than 12,000 high school seniors in Florida will not receive their diplomas because they've failed the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The FCAT is a graduation requirement. Estimates show that about 16 percent of black students and 13 percent of Latinos failed, compared with two percent of white students. Tony Cox talks to Jay Greene, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and Bishop Victor T. Curry, founder of New Birth Baptist Church in Miami, Fla., and leader of the statewide economic boycott. Curry is also founder of PRIDE (Progressive Race Inspired and Dedicated to Empower).



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