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Doran not given up small schools war – just battle

Terry Doran Berkeley School Board
Thursday January 10, 2002



Thank you very much for the kind and accurate remarks printed about me in the Jan. 7 issue of your paper. (“Board lone ranger ends fight for small schools, talks compromise.”) 

I would just like to disagree on one point - your headline to the story about me was very misleading. No one, including myself, is ending the fight for small schools.  

We still feel it is the best possible way to improve Berkeley High School for ALL students. 

We must now pursue other ways to accomplish our goals; working out compromises in the short run, organizing more of the educational community for support, suggesting to the other board members policies that address their concerns about small schools, following the leadership of the vast majority of BHS staff who want small schools and finding school board candidates committed to deep reform of Berkeley High School.  

The fight continues, just in different ways. 


Terry Doran 

Berkeley School Board