The Spark

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

Detroit:
Empty schools still full of books and records

Dec 17, 2007

Five months after the Detroit school board closed them, 33 schools still contain textbooks, office equipment, and even student records. None of these perfectly usable – and important – items followed the students to their new schools. They just continue to rot and rust in the abandoned buildings.

The school board claimed that the school closings were necessary to HELP better educate the students. But it couldn’t even be bothered to move books the students can use, and records of the students’ progress?!

Clearly the students aren’t first on their minds. Or second or third or even tenth!