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Evolution or revolution.

In response to your Roosevelt vs. Reagan column (Understanding the Times, July), our focus should be on the individual school systems. All successful educators know they must work within the culture of the community of the school system, even when drastic changes are needed. It is the local community that has certain expectations from the school system to fit its needs, and that often clashes with government mandates.

As for your statement, "It's time for change," that's been the general thinking since American education was conceived and first served the white males in this country. Evolution is necessary and inevitable in education; whether it's time for a revolution is more the question.

Sherry Westergard, former superintendent, Brockton (Mont) Public Schools
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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Westergard, Sherry
Publication:District Administration
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Nov 1, 2007
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