Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis is the president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).

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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 7:22am
‘Students Suffer in Low-Performing Charter Schools’
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is so cash-strapped that it plans to close and consolidate under-utilized schools, with rumors that it could be upwards of 120 schools this coming year. Many people would consider this to be fiscally prudent.
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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:20am
Why We're Striking in Chicago
Teachers, paraprofessionals and school clinicians in Chicago have been without a labor agreement since June of this year. Following the inability of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to reach an agreement over benefits, the role of standardized tests in teacher evaluations, and physical improvements to schools that teachers say are harming both teacher and student performance, the CTU has announced that a city-wide stirke will begin today -- the first teachers strike in 25 years. Pickets are expected at 675 schools and the Board of Education.
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