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"A" Is for Agitation: Radical Chicago Teachers on Parade

pkoski Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 8:50 AM
Unions would not be needed if you took the politics out of the job. Like everything else in this city our political figures have turned this once proud profession into just another politically connected, who is your clout, job.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis walks, talks and barks like a rootsy Occupy Wall Street activist. But this Big Labor loudmouth who's leading the abandonment of nearly 400,000 schoolchildren in the Windy City is just another power-grabbing union fat cat.

Instead of academic excellence, she rails about "social justice." Instead of accountability, she fumes about "profits" and curses merit pay. Lewis has marched with the Occu-clowns denouncing capitalism and promoting "socialism (as) the alternative." She raves: "Occupy Wall Street and the whole concept of the 99 percent is an extraordinarily important movement."

And she earned praise as a...