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Karen Lewis

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  • Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza

    Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's worst nightmare — just loves the Moutza of the Month column. And today is the day we award the Moutza of the Month for August. So get your hands ready, with the...
  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • Readers share thoughts on tomatoes, the mayor and how to say 'moutza'

     Readers share thoughts on tomatoes, the mayor and how to say 'moutza'
    It's been a long time since readers had their writes. And this is a good time for it. So let's begin. Re: Moutza. Is it pronounced "mootza" or "mowtza"? And what on earth does "blow right here" mean, anyway? George Paterson Dear George — Mowtza?...
  • Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor

     Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor
    Take a look at the new Twitter avatar that Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis posted last week, then tell me she's not running for mayor. The avatar is the little image — usually a portrait — that appears prominently on a user's...
  • June: A month rich in Moutza contenders, 'dead broke' or otherwise

    June: A month rich in Moutza contenders, 'dead broke' or otherwise
    Who wins June's coveted Moutza of the Month? Competition was so intense that agitated readers started a Moutza Fight Club on social media while nominating the contenders. But the last thing America needs is an angry posse of Moutza nominators...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Open thread on the 'strike of choice'

     
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel scolds the teachers' union that theirs is a "strike of choice," as opposed to... CTU president Karen Lewis stresses benefits, job security and problems with proposed teacher-evaluation system. Teacher David Steiber writes in...
  • It’s the teachers in a squeaker

     
    From Sunday's print column Which side won in the Chicago Teachers Union strike? I’ve heard and been asked the question many times since the union suspended its seven-day walkout and its members returned to the classroom Wednesday. The easy, vague......
  • 'Whose schools? Our schools!'

     
    By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
  • Chicago school closings and the charge of racism

     
    Racism is an effect of institutional policies that does not require bigotry as a motive....Steve Rhodes The racial makeup of Chicago Public Schools students is African-American: 41.6% Latino: 44.1% White: 8.8% Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4% Native American:...
  • School-closings controversy needs some reality checks

     
    From Sunday's print column Let's not pretend that when you close schools on the South and West sides, the children affected aren't black. Let's not pretend that's not racist....Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, speaking at a protest rally...