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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

Maryland Schools:
Governor Punishes Success

Jan 26, 2009

Just last month, the state of Maryland announced that Maryland schools had made “remarkable improvements.” Five years ago, the state had increased funding by two billion dollars a year, putting most of it into the poorest school systems. About 80% of that money was spent to increase the number of teachers. Lo and behold, with lower class sizes, students in these schools performed much better in reading and math.

In the face of this success, what does Maryland Governor O’Malley propose to do? Cut the budget!!

Oh yeah, that makes sense. Because nothing fails like success!