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

Heat and Hypocrites

Oct 2, 2017

In the third week of the school year, Baltimore’s temperatures soared to the 90s. A teacher posted a photograph of a classroom in one of the high schools with a temperature of 114 degrees.

Other classrooms around Baltimore City saw 100 degrees and up during the school day.

As one student said, “It was impossible to learn.”

Yes, and that’s what those in charge of Baltimore’s schools need to take responsibility for. They are the ones who condemned Baltimore’s children to schools not only lacking air conditioning in the hot weather, but sometimes heat in the cold weather, working plumbing in bathrooms and water fountains, etc.

Their decisions to take money away from the schools ensured that Baltimore’s majority poor and majority black school children worked in an environment making it impossible to learn!