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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

Severe Overcrowding in the Detroit Public Schools

Oct 31, 2011

Two hundred Detroit elementary and middle school classrooms are severely overcrowded. They all have more students than the contractual limit, according to a survey done by the teachers union.

District officials pretended they knew of no overcrowding–even when the Fire Department gave them citations for a high school with 72 students in one room and a kindergarten class with 55 students!

This overcrowding is a product of school closings and teacher layoffs–that is, of decisions made by two Emergency Financial Managers brought in by the State of Michigan to supposedly “fix the schools.”

This is how they “fix” the schools–crowd classrooms so full that no child gets an education!