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Karen Lewis

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  • 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...
  • By the numbers, how Rahm could lose in 2015

     
    Friday's print column A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the......
  • Priority report

     
    In her first Tribune op-ed, my once and future webcast partner Kristen McQueary of the editorial board takes on Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis: Let's be honest about what CTU is and what it does. It's a labor union......
  • 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......
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Emanuel allies send loyalty scorecard to aldermanic challengers

    A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled a scorecard for would-be Chicago City Council candidates to gauge their views on key issues such as property taxes, public schools and the minimum wage. The six-question form was sent via email...
  • Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

    Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters
    A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities. Although the group says the effort is focused on...
  • Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name

    Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis continued her public contemplation of a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel Thursday night, using a community meeting in Little Village to rail against his policies. But this time Lewis, who has called Emanuel a...
  • Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering. There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
  • Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers

    Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...