Are Socialists Now Calling the Shots In The Chicago Teachers Strike? #CTUStrike
As the Chicago Teachers Union strike enters its second week of putting 400,000 Chicago kids on the streets, an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune indicates that CTU boss Karen Lewis may have lost control of her union: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the union’s other top brass have spent months fueling their membership’s anger through street marches, meeting sit-ins and hostile rhetoric | Read More »
Waiting For Superman In The Windy City
We all know who could settle the current public school teacher strike in Chicago. Karen Lewis tells us the delegates could settle it by this Wednesday, provided they like the latest proposal from the Mayor. Mayor Emanuel tells us the strike is illegal and the Cook County Circuit Court could order the work stoppage unclogged with a flourish of the judicial pen. The parents of 350,000 children, who sit at home and in some cases unsupervised, thought they had elected Mayor Emanuel to deal with this sort of situation. Yet one man could make one or two phone calls and turn this whole thing off like a light. Unfortunately, that chair sits empty.
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Chicago Teachers Union Seeing Red
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Maybe instead of demanding a 35% pay increase over 4 years, they should focus on increasing student reading proficiency to 35% in that same time.
Who is Karen Lewis?
Karen Lewis is head of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union, currently striking against the Chicago Public School system. The strike is actually a power play for Lewis, who wants both to control how teachers are evaluated in Chicago and to extend her power in union circles — and probably in political circles, as well.
The World Is Not Enough For The Chicago Teachers Union
I remember several occasions where we were all told that if we didn’t elect the leftmost candidate, there would be rage in the streets. The people would not stand for it! Royale tried the tactic out against Sarkozy with no success. James Carville trotted it out in 2008 as a reason that people should vote for Barack Obama in 2008. It was, you see, a vote for peace. You gotta’ share the wealth! (If you know what’s good for you.)
That brings us to the latest festivities in Chicago. Chicago has elected an effluvium of Leftist central planners and served as the incubator and cash source to fuel Barack Obama’s radicalism. The city elected Rahm Emanuel Mayor and lets Bill Ayers dabble in the local school system via “initiatives” such as The Chicago Annanberg Challenge. Peace and nirvana have descended in the form of a 400,000 employee strike by The Chicago Teachers Union.*
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