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CORE Wins Leadership of Chicago Teachers Union!

June 13, 2010 Leave a Comment

In a decisive victory, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators won leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union!

Check out these three videos of CTU Delegates after this historic win, including President-Elect Karen Lewis' acceptance speech. Nathan Goldbaum CTU delegate Jackson Potter CTU delegate Karen Lewis CTU acceptance speech  

On June 11, 2010, 20,406 members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted in a run-off election for the leadership of the CTU. Headed by Karen Lewis, a chemistry teacher at King College Prep, the Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators was declared the winner by the American Arbitration Association on June 12, 2010. The results were CORE at 12,080 votes and UPC, headed by Marilyn Stewart at 8,326. CORE swept all elected offices in the run-off. 

"Today marks the beginning of the end of scapegoating educators for all the social ills that our children, families and schools struggle against every day. Today marks the beginning of a fight for true transparency in our educational policy -- how to accurately measure learning and teaching, how to truly improve our schools, and how to evaluate the wisdom behind our spending priorities."


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