chapter  5
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WAS THIS ROCK ON THE CHART? SUSTAINING CHANGE

The above scenario at South Central School is not at all unusual. Just when you think that the changes you’re trying to make have taken root, and you’ve emerged out of the tunnel and

set a course that is irreversible, ghosts from the past reappear. With B lam in g som eone else f o r South Central, these ghosts weren’t represented only by the perfora p rob lem m ean s troub le mance of students on the statewide assessments. Indeed, at this point f o r su s ta in in g change. Mary hadn’t the time to figure out the possible causes for the decline.