The Spark

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

New Chicago School Board

May 2, 2011

Rahm Emmanuel announced his new school board. And what a bunch! Penny Pritzker, a billionaire owner of the Hyatt hotel chain which is denying its workers a contract, got a seat on the board. Then there’s the head of a bank; a former president of Northwestern University; a publishing executive; and a woman who’s worked as a lawyer for Exelon (owners of ComEd) and Sears. It’s a bunch of people tied to big business – and that’s who the schools will serve!