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October 2002

Line of the Month goes to Joanne Jacobs: "[Florida Democratic candidate for governor] McBride said he'd keep giving the tests, but wouldn't rank schools by performance or give vouchers to let students in low-performing schools go elsewhere. In fact, he'd give more money to low-performing schools.

"Rewarding schools for failure is an idea that's been tried for years. Guess how well it works. Go ahead. This is not a trick question."