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Sophia Stevens (right), a ninth-grade student at Saranac Central School, speaks during Thursday's public forum on state education at Yokum Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Stevens spoke openly about her struggles with the battery of endless tests she and her classmates endure throughout the year. Her frustrations were echoed by parents, teachers and administrators alike. Also on the panel were (right to left) Michelle Doorey, an AuSable Valley Central School parent; Kevin Mulligan, a retired Chazy Central Superintendent; and AuSable Valley Elementary School teacher Tim Butler. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)