“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx
Feb 6, 2012
Los Angeles Unified School District officials said that they are considering doing away with adult education.
The L.A. school board has already cut the adult education program down to half, and this kind of talk is a signal that more cuts are to come.
Adult education serves predominantly working people who didn’t get a high school diploma or the job skills needed. School district officials are now effectively telling people who already have low pay to go to private schools and pay for education.
Politicians are using the economic crisis as an excuse to attack public education and other government programs that the population needs. In California, these attacks happen to come from Democrats, who control both the governorship and legislature. In other states, Republicans do the attacking.
Democrat or Republican, both political parties represent only the interests of Big Business.