In a recent Huffington Post commentary, Dr. Lawrence Schall of Oglethorpe University posits that society should be measured not by how it treats the most capable members, but rather how it treats those who, from time to time, need investment in their future and an investment in a shared fate.
Dr. Schall’s assertion will certainly steel the resolve of those who agree.
The opinion is well-written and contains moral and emotional appeal, but Dr. Schall has glossed over vital points to draw a conclusion on Brookhaven incorporation not supported by his own facts.
DeKalb County has nearly 750,000 residents and it will continue to have the same number of residents after the city of Brookhaven is incorporated.
After incorporation, approximately 14 percent of a Brookhaven residents tax bill will shift from county