BLOG: The Chicago Teachers Union President's Sad, Embarrassing Rant
From School Choice Now!, the official blog of the American Federation for Children:
A truly unfortunate video that’s been making the rounds today shines a light on some terrible tactics used by special interest leaders out there who fight to maintain the status quo in their opposition to school choice and other education reforms.
Oftentimes, reform opponents have legitimate concerns with voucher and scholarship tax credit programs.
Other times, they’re only out to launch public and proud attacks against others.
It was the latter case last month in Seattle, where the president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), Karen Lewis, engaged in an absolutely embarrassing, childish, and despicable rant at an event that was supposed to be about social justice.
But when you hear what Lewis has to say, you’ll realize that there’s nothing justified—or dignified—about any of it.
Watch the video below, posted by the Education Action Group, to see four minutes that feature attacks the on everyone from the president to the education secretary to kids with speech impediments (and keep in mind that there’s some inappropriate subject matter, so view accordingly)