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Crowd Laughs as Chicago Teachers Union President Talks about Killing the Rich

ablessman Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:24 PM
Listening to Karen Lewis's statements makes my blood boil! I see her fanning the flames of class warefare, and I feel defeated as an American. How can we educate the minds of all the disadvantaged children out there; to believe in themselves; when their teachers and 'leaders' are teaching them to be victims and will never be equal in some peoples eyes. I am gay, and i want her to stay the hell out of the gay rights movement! I don't want her advocating for me at all! MLK Jr. had it right with the Anti-Violence movement. "By using non-violence people see the contrast between your dignified, disciplined confrontation of the wrong, and then the reaction of violence. No way of confusing that confrontation." - James Lawson Jr.

The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too.

That shift occurred when the radical Karen Lewis was elected as its president two years ago. She’s best known for mocking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s lisp and for taking on - and defeating - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the district’s first teachers’ strike in a generation.

CTU leaders have been on a victory lap of sorts since the September strike, with union activists seeing themselves as protectors of union power during a time of...