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Darryl Owens | Lee County Stand Against Standardized Testing Is Just The Beginning

In a historic move for a Florida school district, the Lee County School Board voted last week to opt out of standardized state testing for students. They’ve since reconsidered and voted to opt back in…for now.

But Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says the southwest Florida county is likely only the first to take a stand against what he views as too much high-stakes testing.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.
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