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Groups protest race-based test standards

Dream Defenders and other opponents of ethnic-centric achievement goals for measuring student progress haul boxes of petitions into Gov. Rick Scott's office on Monday. Photo by Bill Cotterell

Having a lower bar for black and Hispanic student achievement in reading and math "sends the wrong message," and Gov. Rick Scott shouldn't wait for the federal government to make Florida raise its learning goals, a coalition of protestors said Monday with big boxes of petitions delivered to the governor's office.

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