The Spark

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

Madison Heights Students Walk Out

Apr 30, 2012

“Pay our teachers!” shouted more than a hundred Madison Heights high school students, picketing on April 23rd. They had walked out in protest of 10% pay cuts, unilaterally imposed on their teachers by the school district. These pay cuts, retroactive to September, chopped 25% from teachers’ most recent checks!

Cuts were imposed in retaliation for union teachers voting NO! on concessions in March.

Students are learning a valuable lesson in solidarity. They are giving themselves an excellent preparation for their own future.