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Most Florida voters don't like how the state uses a standardized test to grade schools. But ask them which candidate for governor would change things, and they are far less certain. Fifty-nine percent of voters in a St. Petersburg Times poll said they oppose how the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is administered as the centerpiece of a strict accountability system for public schools. The number was even higher in the Tampa Bay area.

In other words, they agree with Jim Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor. But only 36 percent said they trust Davis to handle the task of improving public schools. See more here.

That could be an issue for tonight's debate, where Chris Matthews says he will aim for short questions. More on that here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:35am]


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