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

Better, Not Closed Schools

Feb 6, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set people who live in poor neighborhoods with underfunded schools against teachers and those schools. A pastor tied to Emanuel went so far as to pay people to protest in favor of closing some schools. But this backfired. Some of those hired to speak for closing the schools switched sides, joining the protestors trying to keep the schools open! Emanuel wants to divide and conquer, but workers, parents, students and teachers all share the same interest: well-funded public schools for every child.