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Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis
Karen Lewis

How Karen Lewis Helped Her Students — And Teachers Everywhere — Find Their Voice: ‘Karen Was Our Movement’

Former CTU president Karen Lewis, who died Sunday at 67, was a people’s champion, a motivating educator and a fighter with sharp wit and tough love, her admirers say.

Citywide

Karen Lewis Dies At 67. Former Chicago Teachers Union President Was Vocal Advocate For Educators

Lewis led the Chicago Teachers Union during its 2012 strike and considered running for mayor in 2015, only to cancel those plans when she learned she had cancer.

Citywide

As Strike Hits Day 10, Former CTU President Karen Lewis Urges Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Keep Your Promises And Let’s Get This Done’

In her letter, Lewis stands in solidarity with teachers and warns Lightfoot: " our members have resolve and will not relent when it comes to the families they serve."

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