Shows featuring Karen Lewis

  • Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: Deal Ending Strike a Victory for Education Karen_lewis-strike-1
    Chicago public school teachers are returning to the classroom today nine days after launching their first strike in a quarter century. On Tuesday, 800 delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike to put an agreement with the city before the entire membership. The deal calls for a double-digit...
    September 19, 2012 | Story
  • Occupy Education: Teachers, Students Resist School Closings, Privatizations, Layoffs and Rankings Schoolclosings1_frame
    As students across the country stage a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, we look at the nation’s largest school systems—Chicago and New York City—and the push to preserve quality public education amidst new efforts to privatize schools and rate teachers based on test scores. In Chicago, the city’s...
    March 01, 2012 | Story
  • Educators Push Back Against Obama’s "Business Model" for School Reforms Education
    It’s back-to-school season. As millions of children around the country begin a new school year, the Obama administration is aggressively moving forward on a number of education initiatives, from expanding charter schools to implementing new national academic standards. We talk to Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago...
    September 03, 2010 | Story