If you have ever wondered if the schools in DeKalb were really "that bad" that SACS had to be called in, just look at how the adults in DeKalb are behaving right now and what the process for creating cities in the state of Georgia has been turned into. People being pitted against one another and politicians stepping back and waiting for the right moment to offer their own spin, for a price. Savior to one group, demon to another. It keeps them in office and keeps the novices at bay.
There is nothing more precious to a parent than his / her child. And they had to mess around with education, didn't they? There is no single more important investment one makes in a lifetime than his / her home. They have to mess with that now, too, don't they? The only one service that everyone agreed was working just fine was garbage collection, so they had to go and mess with that, too?
There is very little that can be said that has not already been said. If they do not know how we feel about what they are doing by now, then they never will.
The only thing that could make any of this even more costly and embarrassing to our entire county is to see it all replayed in court. The only people who might be able to take more of our tax dollars than the politicians themselves are the lawyers they need to keep them out of trouble.
All we can say is that November is a LOOOOONG time from now. So, since voters have a short attention span, we can all take a break before we have to show up to vote and, once again, reject the hostile forces at work in our own county, in our own public institutions and neighborhoods.
Good will always prevail. The truth always comes out. And, by moving ahead, we may be able to move forward more easily than if we had tried to fight this one inevitable stage of the process. There was going to be a referendum one way or another. Now, all we have to do is show up and vote No.
Somehow the showing up part seems to be the most difficult for many voters in our county, but we are holding out hope that it is not impossible.