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

Bobb Flunks the Test

Feb 15, 2010

Robert Bobb, the “emergency financial manager” of the Detroit Public Schools, has announced plans to close an additional 40 schools in the district.

At the same time, he announced that underperforming students would not be given a “free pass” to the next grade level.

So, let’s get this straight: Bobb says Detroit students are not learning well enough–so he’s going to close 40 schools and lay off all those teachers?!

Apparently, a DPS financial manager is not required to pass first grade logic.