Here’s a link (pdf) to a survey done last week about whether the DeKalb School Board should stay on or be removed by Governor Deal. 55% say boot ‘em all, another 30-something % say boot at least some. Maureen Downey, in the AJC Get Schooled blog, asked why the DeKalb Board shouldn’t just resign. On the far left side of that same paper, editorialist Jay Bookman opined that the DeKalb School Board has forfeited their right to hold their offices. State Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Lakeside City) also thinks they should go. Why? Emails like this:
Sent by Jay Cunningham yesterday morning to some County Commissioners, DeKalb mayors, Judges and assorted leaders. Cunningham was at a meeting in South DeKalb County and tried to play the race card to a group of angry and mostly black parents. They weren’t buying it. He got “an earful” according to FOX5 reports. “Clubbed like a baby seal,” according to one witness.
Could the DeKalb School Board crisis bridge the divide between north/south and black/white in DeKalb? Maybe that dysfunctional and embarrassing board has finally done one good thing.