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Karen Lewis

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  • Common Sense Caucus Episode 5

     
    Guest co-host Carol Felsenthal and I discuss the early stages of the Chicago mayoral election -- one year from today! -- and whether CTU president Karen Lewis should run (and we reveal the results of our Common Sense poll on......
  • 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......
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
  • '10 questions for Karen Lewis'

     
    If you want to get a sense of how Mayor Rahm Emanuel's backers will go after Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis if Lewis decides to run against Emanuel, take a look at the text of "TEN QUESTIONS FOR KAREN......
  • '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:...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight
    Re-election battles typically are referendums on the incumbent, one reason Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia framed his Chicago mayoral candidacy as a reaction to perceived shortcomings in the style and performance of Rahm Emanuel. "The...
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...