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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......
  • CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100

    CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100
    Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment, officials said Thursday. The teachers who were laid off are eligible to reapply for jobs elsewhere in CPS,...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates. Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Chicago teachers OK new contract, get ready for next fight

    Chicago teachers OK new contract, get ready for next fight
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called the overwhelming vote by teachers in favor of a contract agreement a victory, but said the union would continue to fight against school closing and the growth of privately-run charter schools. "No...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks

    School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis today acknowledged that the issue of impending school closings, coupled with the rapid opening of taxpayer-supported private schools known as "charters," are affecting negotiations, particularly the issue of...
  • Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings

    Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings
    Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings. Chicago Public...
  • Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate

    Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union would be “very active” in next year’s mayoral election, but offered little insight into efforts to recruit a challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Underscoring her long...