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These elections demand large voter turnout

The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, which would be a first since 2006.

Charter schools often focused on profit, not students

The concept of charter schools has been around for a number of years.

Fix schools to help reverse declines in South DeKalb

South DeKalb County appears to be losing some of its best citizens at an alarming rate, and some of its better businesses are following close behind.

Military recruiters given free rein at Cross Keys High

At least one DeKalb County high school that we know of is totally ignoring the 1987 and 1988 ruling of the Searcy v. Crim case decided by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Foreclosure crisis closing door on American Dream

Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark March on Washington.

Building partnerships between police and community

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.

No evidence charter district will improve achievement

A charter school district for the DeKalb School System is not a good prescription for improving student achievement.

Using county cards for personal expenses violates basic rule

I taught a graduate-level class called Public Service and Democracy as an adjunct professor for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Accountability, reform needed in county government

Interim CEO Lee May’s Sept. 13 Forum column needs a counterpoint to provide a wider perspective.

We must work to restore trust in DeKalb government

The past few years have been tough ones for DeKalb County.

We all should really examine the cause of homelessness

I am responding to your front-page story, “Homeless campsites point to growing problem,” in your Aug. 9 issue.

Schools need healthy restroom environment

Three years ago, a national trade magazine featured an article in its August edition titled “Back to School Starts With Bathrooms.”

South DeKalb YMCA green space proposal makes sense

On Aug. 3, I attended the walking tour of the South DeKalb YMCA proposed green space project.

The Y brings no new money to the table

We appreciate all of the work across metropolitan Atlanta that YMCAs do every day.

Operating expenses to be borne by Y

The DeKalb County Development Authority and county legal representatives drafted this master agreement, similar to the one for Wade Walker Park Y

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