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

Incredulous2 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:54 AM
And she just laughed and laughed because she knew it wasn't just about the killings. It was about the money.

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...