The Spark

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

Teachers Get the Ax

May 30, 2011

School districts all around the Detroit area, not just the Detroit Public Schools, are giving teachers the pink slip. Walled Lake is laying off 242 teachers, which is one quarter of its staff. That's on top of the 196 they laid off last year. Plymouth-Canton is laying off 269 teachers. And, of course, Detroit sent layoff notices to all 5,466 of its teachers, though it remains to be seen how many will be called back.

Getting rid of experienced teachers is an attack on our kids.