Rulers use ‘racial sensitivity’ programs to attack working class

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
Civil rights protest attacked by cops in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Mass Black-led movement ended Jim Crow, advancing consciousness in whole working class against racism.

Under the false flag of pushing back racism, many government agencies, bosses at some of the largest corporations and school administrators are imposing mandatory “racial sensitivity” programs to shame, silence and intimidate workers who they say are all marked by…


Teachers need workers control for schools to open safely

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020

A debate is raging among the capitalist candidates over whether schools should be opened this fall or students consigned to desocializing “learning-at-home.” But the real question isn’t whether they should be open. It’s how they can be opened to be…


Parents protest asbestos threat in Philadelphia schools

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — On the way home after work Jan. 17, I drove past a demonstration of parents, teachers and students from McClure Elementary School a few blocks from my row house. They were protesting elevated levels of asbestos at the…


Education under capitalism is a class question

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Below are excerpts from The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes. Copyright © 2000 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. The purpose of education in class…