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

Good Schools?
Too Bad—Attack Teachers Anyway!

Mar 15, 2010

Maryland officials are proposing to attack seniority rights of teachers, tie teachers’ pay to student test scores and increase the number of charter schools.


Maryland’s school system was rated best in the nation according to U.S. Department of Education criteria. Yet to meet the guidelines set by Obama’s administration to compete for “Race to the Top” funding, the state is being forced to reverse the very policies that allowed its schools to achieve top rating.

Crazy? You bet! But it shows that the “Race to the Top” is nothing but an excuse to attack teachers and privatize the public schools.