FCAT Tomfoolery

Dark chocolate supposedly boosts a person’s mood. Teachers are putting dark chocolate Kisses on students desks. Also some students are allowed to chew gum while taking the test because it will supposedly keep their minds active.

In addition, many Escambia County parents got automated calls from school principals telling them to make sure their children get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and have one hour of strenuous outdoor play when they get home from school.

All of this to help FCAT scores.