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Karen Lewis

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  • '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......
  • 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......
  • CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement

    CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement
    After a five day strike, classes could resume for 350,000 students on Monday as the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates prepares to vote on Sunday. Union president Karen Lewis said the House of Delegates were told Friday afternoon that the...
  • Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday

    Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday
    On a day when so many thought Chicago Public Schools students might be back in class, lawyers for the school board took the teachers union to court. Teachers want until Tuesday afternoon to think over the latest contract proposal. The school board...
  • Classes resume Wednesday; Strike suspended

    Classes resume Wednesday; Strike suspended
    It took months of meetings, hundreds of hours of negotiations, seven days of a full fledged strike and Tuesday there was a resolution at last. Chicago Public School students will return to class Wednesday. The teachers union delegates met for more...