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

Detroit Teachers Protest

May 11, 2015

Steve Conn, the president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, organized about 250 Detroit teachers to go to Lansing to protest Snyder’s plan for the Detroit schools. They chanted things like, “Fifty-five is the speed limit, not a class size!” The protest caused the school district to close 18 schools for the day.

Everyone from the DPS emergency manager, to the local media and state legislators raised a huge hue and cry about how the teachers were “only hurting the kids” by causing the schools to close for one day.

What a bunch of total hypocrites! The DPS emergency manager has closed so many schools that Detroit students are often jammed 55 to a classroom, then he yells when the teachers protest.

Who’s really hurting the kids?