Together, we can
do better for our children and DeKalb.
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since the last election for the DeKalb School Board. Since that time, much has happened in DeKalb. We have moved from crisis to crisis, and the children of DeKalb are the ones who have lost out.
We are fortunate now to have an energetic new Superintendent, but she needs a Board of Education that matches her vision, energy, and commitment to the children of DeKalb. Even for those who do not live in the county, DeKalb's position as the third largest school system in Georgia and an integral part of metro Atlanta means that its success is critical to all, and any failure poses a risk to the entire metro area.
We will be facing an incumbent who will have the advantage of incumbency, but also a record. That record has not demonstrated a commitment to the children of DeKalb, but rather, an ongoing effort to undermine successful schools, while also playing up the tired, divisive issues of last century. This needs to and must change. I will work to ensure that all children in DeKalb have the opportunity to receive the highest quality education and the opportunity to realize the highest level of achievement possible.
We have to gear up quickly since the election is on July 31, less than three months from now. We will need your help — your time, your voice, your financial support, and your vote. Your support will be deeply appreciated, not just by me, but by all who share our commitment to the highest standards in public education and school system governance.
I hope you will take a few moments to look around the website, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Marshall D. Orson