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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1983
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(Studio) Florida recalled requiring competency exams for teachers in 1978.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Perry, Florida) Edith Johnson noted possibly losing teachers license due to inability to pass state competency exam. [JOHNSON - disputes test's validity.] [Governor Robert GRAHAM - supports examination.] Scope of Florida test outlined; issue of race in test discussed. Related statistics outlined on screen. [JOHNSON - claims test is based on whites' thinking rather than blacks.] [TEACHERS - believe test is insulting due to its simplicity.] Test's relationship to accreditation for state teachers colleges such as Florida A&M noted. [Dean of Educ. Dr. Joseph MARTIN - wants to improve test results.] No. failing test this year mentioned.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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