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Chicago Teachers Union Prez Blames 'Rich White People'
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 06/20/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT by raptor22

Education: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union charges that racism and "rich white people" are to blame for the immense financial and educational crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.

Tbe Chicago Public Schools (CPS) represent everything that is wrong with public education in America. They are in thrall to the unions that run the system and bankrupt it through bloated salaries and pensions while too many of the students trapped inside graduate as functional illiterates, if they graduate at all.

Poor academic performance generally, a huge budget shortfall and poorly attended schools in declining neighborhoods recently forced CPS to close 49 schools in an attempt to close a $1 billion budget gap. But according to CTU President Karen Lewis, the root cause is not the lack of educational competition or the inability to fire or reward teachers on the basis of student academic performance.

In a speech Wednesday before the upscale City Club of Chicago, Lewis asked, "When will we address the fact that rich, white people think they know what's in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos — no matter what the parent's income or education level."

She decried members of the "status quo, the people who are running the schools and advising the mayor on how to best run our district, know what good education looks like because they have secured it for their own children in well-resourced, public and private institutions."

As we have noted, the unions run Chicago schools and seek to preserve the status quo of a virtual education monopoly. Lewis has fought the use of any objective analysis of teacher performance despite the fact that just 15% are proficient in reading and that four of 10 CPS students do not graduate from high school.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: charterschools; chicago; chicagoway; ibd; illinois; karenlewis; schoolchoice; teachers; unions; vouchers
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 5:59:35 PM PDT by raptor22
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The president of the Chicago Teachers Union charges that racism and "rich white people" are to blame...

Yeah; keep beating that dead horse. It'll get up and run...sure, it's just being lazy.

2 posted on 06/20/2013 6:04:41 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: raptor22
Karen Lewis. How did I know before I searched for the pic?:
3 posted on 06/20/2013 6:06:00 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

If it weren’t for “rich white people”, the cretins would not have any schools to speak of, nor subways, nor buses, nor free school breakfasts.....need I go on?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 6:06:41 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ConservativeInPA

What the hell is that supposed to be?


5 posted on 06/20/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
What the hell is that supposed to be?

That is what a union slug president looks like. But she voted for McCain and Romney. LOL

6 posted on 06/20/2013 6:08:18 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

That’s Racists!!!!!


7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
the porcine wretch's snout has been in the trough tooooooo long...
8 posted on 06/20/2013 6:09:45 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raptor22

I don’t think you could find an uglier ‘thing’ than that to run your union. It’s as if the union sat down and said “let’s hire the most bitter, white-hating, aggressive, fat azz big mouth we can find”. That woman, if you want to call her that, truly should disgust any sane person.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 6:10:31 PM PDT by lado
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To: ConservativeInPA

YIKES!!!


10 posted on 06/20/2013 6:10:54 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Give the commie windbag another Twinkie!


11 posted on 06/20/2013 6:11:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain and "The Flake" have got to go.)
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12 posted on 06/20/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Jabba wears Prada


13 posted on 06/20/2013 6:12:39 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: raptor22

The good news, they’re leaving. Chicago and the state.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 6:12:52 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: raptor22
Lewis has fought the use of any objective analysis of teacher performance despite the fact that just 15% are proficient in reading

WOW! Just WOW! I had no idea that 15% of union scum teachers could read.

Yes, I read the rest of the sentence. I just like to pick on union teachers.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 6:14:15 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

Leader like her are why black people don’t get anywhere, and black children don’t learn how to navigate the world.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 6:15:09 PM PDT by Clock King ("A Republic! If you can keep it..." We failed, Mr. Franklin.)
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To: raptor22

Yet at the University of Minnesota School of Education, if a student in the education program believes that a student from the inner city can achieve if allowed to (challenging classes rather than a glorified day care center), such a student would be denied a degree. Students living in the inner city are to be automatically written off, according to liberal U of M.
Now who’s the racist?


17 posted on 06/20/2013 6:17:46 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: raptor22

There are now more unionized govenrment employees (teachers included) than what is in private sector America.

Government again....


18 posted on 06/20/2013 6:18:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: raptor22
A computer visualization of Karen Lewis after some Michael Jackson facials and aged 75 years:


19 posted on 06/20/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

Whom will they blame when there are no more rich white people?


20 posted on 06/20/2013 6:18:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: ConservativeInPA

She has such a pleasant looking face.

21 posted on 06/20/2013 6:20:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: raptor22

She has a valid point.
Why would anyone seek advice from an Olympic athlete on how to improve one’s performance in athletics?

Why would anyone seek advice from a golf pro on the game of golf?

Why would anyone seek out a certified financial advisor on money management?

I can’t think of a single reason to inquire of a military officer about battle strategies.

Likewise, it makes no sense to seek out someone who has been well educated on education policies.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

How many children has she eaten so far?


23 posted on 06/20/2013 6:24:50 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: raptor22
Lewis has fought the use of any objective analysis of teacher performance despite the fact that just 15% are proficient in reading and that four of 10 CPS students do not graduate from high school.

All we need to know about this wretched woman.

24 posted on 06/20/2013 6:25:05 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Red in Blue PA

true!!!


25 posted on 06/20/2013 6:25:07 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: raptor22

We wouldn’t have 3/4 of the problams in this country that we have now, if we had never had a dark skinned person here.

It isn’t pretty, but it is the truth.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 6:26:05 PM PDT by Truth2012
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27 posted on 06/20/2013 6:26:10 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

The white man’s taxes are what keeps the Chicago school system running and keeps this she-beast well supplied with greasy pork chops


28 posted on 06/20/2013 6:28:39 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: raptor22
jabba photo: Jabba jabba.gif
29 posted on 06/20/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: dragnet2
Dang, I didn't know Frau Blücher has a cousin...


30 posted on 06/20/2013 6:29:21 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: raptor22
Ah yes they cant accept the truth they failed lets blame the evil rich whites their Racist. Yawn!
31 posted on 06/20/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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32 posted on 06/20/2013 6:32:33 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: ConservativeInPA
See! Public schools and affirmative action are epic fails.
33 posted on 06/20/2013 6:35:06 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: ConservativeInPA
That is what a union slug president looks like. But she voted for McCain and Romney.

So SHE was the one!

34 posted on 06/20/2013 6:35:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: raptor22

“When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interests of African-American and Latino children, no matter what their parents’ income or education level?” she said during a luncheon presentation to the City Club of Chicago.

Race is one of Lewis’ favorite topics, even though it largely distracts, inflames and muddies whatever policy issue she attempts to advance at the time. In her speech Tuesday, those issues included the need for art and music in Chicago Public Schools, the desire for bold ideas from City Hall and tax reform to fund the schools.

During her City Club speech, Lewis referred over and over to “the children.” She attacked “rich white people” who don’t really care about “black and brown” kids. She attacked banks, CPS, City Hall, Springfield, CEOs and, of course, editorial boards.

But let’s be honest about what CTU is and what it does. It’s a labor union whose primary responsibility is to protect and boost the pay and benefits of the adults in the system. CTU supporters may hoist signs at rallies that read, “Make Kids a Priority!” But CTU doesn’t, nor is it designed to.

Putting kids first would conflict with the very tenets of CTU’s agenda. Putting kids first would mean expanding school choice, eliminating tenure, prohibiting teacher strikes and instituting merit pay. Those policies offer the city’s least advantaged students a shot at a better school. Those policies keep strong teachers in the classroom.

CTU consistently fights those policies. Like all teacher unions, CTU is devoted to protecting pay and pensions for the grown ups. Just look at the pension stalemate in Springfield. Stalling necessary pension changes has been priority No. 1.

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76388397/


35 posted on 06/20/2013 6:37:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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36 posted on 06/20/2013 6:39:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeInPA

37 posted on 06/20/2013 6:39:16 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Isn’t that the woman that John Candy told to go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off her face?


38 posted on 06/20/2013 6:39:17 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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Also see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201286/Karen-Lewis-Chicago-union-chief-boasts-I-spent-college-years-smoking-lots-weed.html


39 posted on 06/20/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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40 posted on 06/20/2013 6:40:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Veggie Todd

No that was Gov. Jennifer Granholm... :-)


41 posted on 06/20/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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Rich in calories?


42 posted on 06/20/2013 6:42:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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43 posted on 06/20/2013 6:42:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeInPA

Don’t look er in the eyes mate, she might chaaage!!


44 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:36 PM PDT by massatoosits
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To: kcvl

Practicing line dancing to get a job at the IRS.


45 posted on 06/20/2013 6:46:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

Why doesn’t a “union”, who is supposed to “protect the workers”, do like all the other unions USED to do, and BLAME THE SCHOOL BOARDS!!

The OLD days, it was ‘management’ vs. ‘unions’.

What happened??????????

Now, if there are “rich white people” at the top of the school boards, then THAT is where the problem lies, for their financial woes.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 6:47:46 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: raptor22

Another bigot in “power”.


47 posted on 06/20/2013 6:49:33 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Terry L Smith
What happened??????????

School boards are packed with former union educators.

48 posted on 06/20/2013 6:51:12 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raptor22

I agree. Rich white people like Franklin Roosevelt, Albert Gore, Sr, Owen Josephus Roberts and on and on.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by JackinFtLaud
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To: raptor22

I am stunned by the stupidity of this woman. One has to assume that she probably believes what she is saying. Ugh.


50 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by FXRP
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