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  • Chicago Teachers Union President Jokes About the Rash of Shootings in Her Hometown

    04/22/2014 7:44:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    We like to believe that the people in charge of our public schools – administrators and labor leaders – care about students and what’s happening in their community. In Chicago, what’s happening in the community is not good. The city has been plagued in recent years with a frightening increase in shootings, including many incidents that involve school-aged children. Somehow Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, finds that funny. Lewis appeared at the recent conference of Labor Notes, which bills itself as a “Troublemakers Union.” It’s essentially a Big Labor agitators’ convention, and there’s no more appropriate...
  • Chicago Teachers Union: This city belongs to Black people, not White people

    10/18/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 107 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 18 october 2013
    Well, here is an interesting video of Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis stating that all of Chicago's problems are due to you rich white people. These cretains are certainly holding the whip hand these days.
  • Bill Ayers, reincarnated ACORN ask United Nations to intervene in Chicago school closings

    07/27/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2013
    Noted American terrorist and left-wing radical Bill Ayers is among the signatories of a letter calling on the United Nations to probe the closing of 49 Chicago elementary schools based on claims that it is causing massive human rights violations. ... In 2009, the Chicago City Council passed a resolution adopting the international body’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, notes WBEZ. The resolution instructed all city agencies to develop policies consistent with it. Kalantry told the public radio station that the nation and the city must now act in accordance with these covenants. ... The Chicago Teachers Union,...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Prez Blames 'Rich White People'

    06/20/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 81 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union charges that racism and "rich white people" are to blame for the immense financial and educational crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools. Tbe Chicago Public Schools (CPS) represent everything that is wrong with public education in America. They are in thrall to the unions that run the system and bankrupt it through bloated salaries and pensions while too many of the students trapped inside graduate as functional illiterates, if they graduate at all. Poor academic performance generally, a huge budget shortfall and poorly attended schools in declining neighborhoods recently forced CPS to...
  • Bill Ayers, School Union Officials Escalate Attacks on Teach for America

    01/11/2013 12:34:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Teach for America has been a breath of fresh air for public schools around the nation. The group recruits top college graduates to spend several years teaching is some of our nation’s worst schools. Most of these graduates did not plan to become professional educators, but they want to make a difference in troubled communities. They are focused on helping underprivileged children learn, and they have little interest in compensation issues or union political schemes. That, of course, does not sit well with teachers union officials. They think Teach for America instructors are invading their turf and taking job security...
  • Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’

    01/09/2013 9:45:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’ By Elizabeth Harrington January 9, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said union opponents “think nothing about killing us” and that “wealth disparity” in America today mirrors the 19th century when labor leaders then used to be “ready to kill,” to chop people’s heads off. “We are at a moment when the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber-baron ages,” Lewis said at the Illinois Labor History Society on Jan. 5. “The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill — just really,...
  • Crowd Laughs as Chicago Teachers Union President Talks about Killing the Rich

    01/08/2013 10:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too. That shift occurred when the radical Karen Lewis was elected as its president two years ago. She’s best known for mocking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s lisp and for taking on - and defeating - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the district’s first teachers’ strike in a generation. CTU leaders have been on a victory lap of sorts since the September strike, with union activists seeing themselves as protectors of union power during a time of membership...