Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teachers rally in Chicago

Hundreds of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters rallied in Daley Plaza demanding an end to mass teacher firings and calling for TIF dollars to be spent on education and other social needs. CTU President Karen Lewis fired up the crowd when she asked the women to "take of your ear rings and get ready for battle." Lewis also called for support the parents at Whittier Elementary who are in the 6th day of a sit-in as they try and get schools CEO Huberman to agree to provide a library for the school.

1 comment:

  1. What a great event! Karen Lewis' speech was soul-stirring. Finally we have a union leadership that's fighting back instead of rolling over. It makes me proud to be a teacher in Chicago.


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