Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘I would just lie to the parents’ and Turn Students Into ‘Hostages’
April 3, 2013 - 9:19 am
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis missed her calling. She should have been a stand-up comic.
Lewis appeared before the New York Collective of Radical Educators (an appropriate audience, to be sure) March 16 to give the keynote address at the group’s annual conference.
Lewis reminisced about her teaching days, when she would lie to parents when it came time to discuss their child’s performance. She then said – because of her lies – the student became her “hostage” who would do what she wanted.
You may remember Karen Lewis from her days as an occupier.