Education: Tests on Trial in Florida

A slow "go" for high school competency exams

On 58th Street south of Tampa, Fla., where the houses thin out and the land turns to strawberry and tomato fields, lives Gary Berrien, 17, one of ten children of Ezell, a roofer, and Mildred, an organist at the nearby New Progress Missionary Baptist Church. Gary plays the organ for pay on Sunday at three churches in the neighborhood, but he has not found a full-time job since completing the twelfth grade at Hillsborough High School. He wanted to join the Army but decided against it...

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