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

HongKongCharlie4 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:04 AM
Having read this comment more than once I have the following question. What is your point? HKC

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...