The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Michigan and the Future of Children

Aug 1, 2016

Several states increased spending on prisons five times faster than spending on public schools. And Michigan is one of them. That’s according to a federal report that looked at spending patterns going back to 1979.

Shockingly, Michigan increased Department of Corrections spending by 219 percent between 1979 and 2013. Education spending increased only 18 percent during that 34-year span of time.

A society that spends SO MUCH on prisons and SO LITTLE on educating children–is itself a criminal society!