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

Attack on Head Start

Oct 17, 2016

The federal government stopped funding the Head Start program in Prince George’s County, Maryland, next to D.C. The county, which is now responsible for Head Start, is re-naming it “Early Start.”

They claim there will be no cuts in services. But now Prince George’s County must pay for this program out of its school budget. Something will be cut–Head Start or other school programs.

The federal government cited “misconduct” as a pretext to cut its funding. There may have been “misconduct” at the local level, but the real “misconduct” is on the part of public officials who are destroying the public schools under one pretext or another. And destruction of public schools means the destruction of children.