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

The Voices of Reason

Mar 5, 2018

When President Trump vomited the words that teachers should be armed following the Parkland, Florida school shooting, teachers all over the country were quick to respond.

Clearly. Rationally.

Yes, arm us, they said. Arm us with resources, including more school counselors, more mental health professionals. Arm us with lower class sizes and better resources to help students living in poverty.

Arm us with pencils, papers, books, laptops, software, art supplies, notebooks....

The lists are endless. Because the need for more and better resources, from toilet paper, to para-professionals, to counselors, are endless, in the current state of affairs in the school systems around this country.

Teachers, along with the young people, were and are the voice of reason.