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A Word for Mr. Weast's Priorities

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In his July 20 While School's Out column, "6 Lessons From Montgomery County Public Schools That Mostly Missed the Point," Jay Matthews noted that the six lesson titles in a book extolling the work of Montgomery School Superintendent Jerry D. Weast did not include the words "teachers" and "teaching." As someone who has had two daughters graduate from MCPS after receiving terrific educations, I think it's Mr. Matthews who missed the point.

One word used multiple times in the lesson titles was "students." While teachers are crucial, education is ultimately about the students. Mr. Weast certainly gets that.

JAMES S. GALE

Silver Spring

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