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Karen Lewis

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  • Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate

    Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate
    Just 4 feet tall, the tiniest student protester stands on a chair to reach the lectern. The microphone is adjusted so he can speak to the crowds of people, who are sometimes stunned for a second — who is this kid? — and then electrified....
  • Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head

    Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term...
  • By the numbers, how Rahm could lose in 2015

    By the numbers, how Rahm could lose in 2015
    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 city's African-American voters...
  • School closings occupy CPS board meeting

     School closings occupy CPS board meeting
    As Chicago Public Schools embarks on closing dozens of schools, a third-grader from Garvey Elementary School on Wednesday summed up how many parents, educators and other students feel about the shutdowns. Speaking at the monthly Board of Education...
  • Teachers union to seek ouster of mayor, other officials

    Teachers union to seek ouster of mayor, other officials
    Stymied in its efforts to stop the city from closing scores of schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will turn its attention to a voter registration campaign and efforts to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials. Asked at...
  • School-closings controversy needs some reality checks

    School-closings controversy needs some reality checks
    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 Wednesday As long as we'...
  • '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:...
  • 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: The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM 91.5) Host Rick Kogan talks about the week's two hottest stories -- school closings and......
  • Mayor says negotiations over, but protesters march on

    Mayor says negotiations over, but protesters march on
    On a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's...
  • CPS wants more time to compile school closing list

    CPS wants more time to compile school closing list
    Chicago Public Schools officials plan to ask the state legislature for more time before submitting a required list of school closings. The deadline is Dec. 1 but the district wants to extend it until March 31 while a commission conducts an "extensive...