The Spark

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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

The Same Film—What a Coincidence!

Sep 17, 2012

Which party showed the anti-teachers and anti-union film “Won’t Back Down” at their convention? Both did, first the Republicans showed it at their convention, then the Democrats showed it at theirs. The film won great cheers from both parties for portraying teachers as the cause of the problems in education today.

The parties don’t agree on who should lead the country. But they do agree that the teachers’ unions should be broken, their standard of living reduced and that public education should have its funding reduced.

Which party says charter schools are the solution? Both Republicans and Democrats. It began with Bush’s No Child Left Behind “reforms,” and continues with Obama’s Race to the Top “reforms.”

Which party gets support from billionaire capitalists who see ways to make money from public schools by selling them computers, supplies, text book, special consultants, and running them into debt. Both parties.