His very words give warning about the DIVISIONS in our county. So, what exactly are we trying to do now? CITIES are PERMANENT DIVISIONS that we have already seen the destructive nature of pitting us against one another.
"...a system that is divided along lines of race, socioeconomic levels and geography."
"Such divisions are continuing to paralyze this system's ability to address the needs of all students."
How can we support our school system and hope for a turnaround if we are not willing to do our part to change the culture of Dekalb? If we all leave, then the leaders who brought us to this low point will remain in power and have no one to answer to. They will be enriching themselves and harming our county's reputation that once brought us the best companies and the best families from all over the country.
What we are doing now isn't helping.
We're looking at the possibility of losing the CDC and Emory Universtiy, two of the feathers in Briarcliff's hat that they proudly touted as reasons to incorporate under their plan.
We're looking at another era of SACS investigations that will drag down even the best of schools like Lakeside and Tucker.
We're looking at paying more for services we all have RIGHT NOW that NO ONE was complaining about until the city groups started up. Are we going to let the voices of the few who already have so much determine the future for the rest of us?