Tag: Karen Lewis

Send Well Wishes to Karen Lewis

By now you may have heard about the unfortunate illness that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is battling. Today the CTU released details on how you can send Karen your well wishes. Via the CTU Blog… Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis is recovering well from last week’s surgery and appreciates the outpouring …

The CTU Strike: One Year Later

One year ago yesterday the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike over many of the same issues that teachers across the United States are facing. Here is CTU President Karen Lewis talking about why they fought…

Notes on the “Students, Not Scores!” Rally

Just a reminder, not that you should need it, that tomorrow is the “Students, Not Scores!” rally that grew out of Dr. Rella’s letters following the release of the NYS Common Core test scores.  The rally begins at 12:00 and is at Comsewogue High School.  There is an enormous crowd expected, so carpool, arrive early, …

A Must Read Article, Opting Out, BOE Candidates, Karen Lewis

A MUST READ article on the Democratic Party, how they have embraced neoliberal education reforms, and the impact of the Chicago Teachers Union on this. If any of our members are parents who wish to have their own children OPT-OUT of standardized testing this year, this link may help you. If any of our members …

Calling All Activists!

A few opportunities to speak out against the overuse and misuse of standardized testing… United Opt Out National is hosting “Occupy 2.0: The Battle for Public Schools” from April 7-10th in Washington D.C.  Speakers over the course of the weekend include Diane Ravitch, Leonie Haimson, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Brian Jones, and Karen Lewis. New York Principals …

Wednesday Link Around

A few links to keep you busy the week before the holidays (because I know you weren’t busy already)… Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports that NY State test scores are expected to plummet this year.  Reality-based educator notes, “As Rick Hess noted in this blog post, proponents of Common Core have deliberately raised the …

How Karen Lewis Won a Victory for Public Education

A great interview with Karen Lewis on how the CTU won a victory for public ed.