The Spark

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

Baltimore Schools Fail

Aug 31, 2009

With schools starting, retailers already said parents would not spend as much money this year as before.

In these bad economic times, parents are buying expensive supplies for our children, class sizes are up, and after school programs are being cut. Baltimore City teacher pay is frozen. But School Superintendent Alonso is getting a $29,000 bonus on top of his $250,000 salary.

What kind of educational system takes from the children to reward an already overpaid jerk?