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

P.G. County Elementary Schools Threatened

Nov 7, 2022

Parents and public school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., rallied in late October, protested at public hearings, and gathered 2,700 signatures. They oppose the county’s plan to close several elementary schools and move students to other schools as far as seven miles away.

Maryland has money to pay for keeping these schools open—Covid recovery funds plus new tax money. The county expects over 9,000 new students in coming years because of new housing. Closing these schools makes no sense.