Kyle Olson

Despite all of her nutty racially-charged rhetoric, when Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks, people listen.

So they should be interested in what she has to say about the national Common Core initiative.

Lewis is a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of its executive council. Despite the AFT’s solid support for Common Core national standards, Lewis says she’s “not a personal fan.”

Speaking to the City Club of Chicago, Lewis said, “We’re flying the [Common Core] airplane as we’re building it. So we’ll see. Who knows what that will bring?”

See the video here.

She also said Common Core was never “field tested,” which is an indisputable fact that worries many education experts around the nation.

And yet billions of dollars are being spent to implement the national standards as we speak. Lewis’ statements should cause much concern among state leaders who have no real idea what they’ve signed their schools and students up for.


Kyle Olson

Kyle is founder of Education Action Group and EAGnews.org, a news service dedicated to education reform and school spending research, reporting, analysis and commentary.

He is co-author of Glenn Beck’s “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education,” available at Amazon.com.

Kyle is a contributor to Townhall.com.

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