Karen Lewis Elected New Chicago Teachers Union President (VIDEO)
In a runoff election yesterday, Chicago Teachers Union President Marilyn Stewart was defeated by challenger Karen Lewis of the Caucus for Rank and File Educators (CORE).
In a statement released this morning, Lewis said:
“Today marks the beginning of the end of scapegoating educators for all the social ills that our children, families and schools struggle against every day. Today marks the beginning of a fight for true transparency in our educational policy -- how to accurately measure learning and teaching, how to truly improve our schools, and how to evaluate the wisdom behind our spending priorities.”
To learn more about the divisions within the Union that led Lewis to challenge Stewart, be sure to read Ben Joravsky's latest piece.
UPDATE (12:40 p.m.): Via Gapers Block, here's some video from Lewis' press conference this morning: