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

Parents Protest Utah Elementary School Action

Feb 3, 2014

School lunches were taken away from 40 elementary school children in Utah and thrown in the trash in front of other students and staff.

The excuse given for this action was that the parents were behind on their payments to the lunch accounts. So this is the school’s answer to that? Take food from school children? And then trash it? Outrageous!

School officials are apologizing now because parent protest has put this story in national headlines. “It was a mistake,” they claim. They even put the cafeteria manager on paid administrative leave.

But this nasty little action reflects the disdainful attitude taken daily toward workers and their children, especially the very poor. Fortunately in this case, parent outrage is teaching school administrators a well-deserved lesson. That is, that no child should be subjected to this abuse.