Skip to comments.Union boss Karen Lewis blames ‘rich white people’ for Chicago school district woes
Posted on 06/19/2013 9:11:25 AM PDT by Zakeet
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is full of excuses for why the citys schools are hemorrhaging money, failing to educate students, and laying off teachers by the hundreds.
During her tenure as union head, Lewis has blamed Chicago Public Schools problems on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, charter schools, standardized tests, bankers, venture capitalists, a lack of funding and a culture of fear.
During a recent speech to the City Club of Chicago, Lewis focused on her two most inflammatory excuses for CPS failures: racism and rich white people.
When are we going to address the elephant in the room? When will there be an honest conversation about the poverty, racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of a quality education product in our school system? Lewis asked the decidedly upscale audience.
When will we address the fact that rich, white people, think they know whats in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinosno matter what the parents income or education level, she said, according to SubstanceNews.net.
After blaming the districts problems on white people and literally calling for billions in new taxes, Lewis pushed back against perceptions shes a far-left extremist.
There is nothing radical about me other than I want each and every student in Chicago to get the best education we have to offeran equal education, Lewis declared.
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You Freepers get to discuss the elephant in the room on this thread!
I guess they ALL channel Jeremiah Wright...
With her attitude, it is long past time that all those Rich White Problem-Creators stopped paying her their taxes!
If she doesn’t appreciate their bankrolling her (and her grocery bill), they should withdraw their subsidy of same and let her provide better for herself.
Those rich white people are union leaders and democrats.
I thought all the “rich white people” were moving out. Things should be getting better every day.
There’s no Republican party to speak of in Chicago, so I guess those white people she’s speaking to are white Democrats.
All right, I will just say it, she is not a far-left extremist she is a COMMUNIST!
What’s your salary+benefits, Karen? How much did your house cost you?
The elephant in the room? How about recognizing the elephant in the mirror? Wow, she hasn’t missed many, has she?
Stop digging Karen, play nice and Rahm will give you a nice Section 8 voucher to take to the burbs, don’t play nice and suddenly and without warning the news media in Chicago will find out you are not a “nice” person.
I didn’t know Jabba had a sister ...
I’ll bet this racist thinks Zimmerman hunted down and murdered Martin too.
I have a high tolerance for a lot of things, but this business of racists calling other people racist is starting to bug me.
Well, hello there, Karen!!!
Man, she has a whole deck of race cards.
Because the “rich white people” moving out caused the problem.
If only the racist rich white people would have stayed in the minority school districts and subjected their kids to violence at the hands of the minorities while getting their property and income fleeced,
the schools would be fine.
It’s time to fire up the back-to-Africa movement.
Here’s hoping she zeroes in on the whitest and richest of the evil ones: Rahm Emanuel and his rich white boss, Barack Obama.
I wonder if she’s a related to Bertha Lewis of ACORN fame?
I don’t want her
You can have her,
She’s too fat for me
I like full-figured gals, but she’s Jabba!
Karen, you corpulent slut.
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