The Spark

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

Chicago Teachers Rally

Jun 22, 2015

Last week some 2,000 teachers wearing red shirts had a spirited rally at the State of Illinois’ Thompson Center, and then marched to the Board of Trade. They are angry at the Board of Education’s demand that they take a 10% pay cut. One chant was, “Pay cut, no thanks! Take the money from the banks!” Many teachers appear to be willing to strike, if Emanuel wants to continue his attacks on schools and students.