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

springfield45 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 11:23 PM
Idiot. 34 years old. 3 daughters all under 10 years of age. My wife and I work full time. Two years and thousands of hours volunteering to help get a charter school off the ground.... This despite ferocious opposition and misinformation spread through the media by the school district officials as well as union representatives throughout the state. I think I know a thing or two about this... And your "poor teacher" BS is pathetic.

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...