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"You've got to ask yourself, how did we get to this state of affairs?" said [Laura] Berthiaume (Dist. 2) of Rockville. "I think we have a significant part of the population in Third World conditions. Patchwork Band-Aids have been applied to old schools in lieu of new schools being built."Berthiaume is one of four new members of the Board of Education. She was elected in late 2008, along with Phil Kauffman. The other new members are Michael A. Durso, who was appointed to the BOE in June 2009 when former BOE member Nancy Navarro left to join the County Council, and Student Member Tim Hwang, who began his term in mid-2009.