CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis recently claimed she isn’t politically “radical.”
Tell that to the Democratic Socialists of America.
The DSA recently honored the CTU and various activists for their work on left-wing causes at its 55th Annual Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner in Chicago.
The socialist group recognized the CTU for “consistently stand[ing]for education and professionalism.” The union “has shown that organizing is more than just mobilization and that defending a public good requires an organized public,” the socialist group said.
Since when is walking out on struggling children during a 10-day strike “standing for professionalism?” What does it say about the CTU when it’s winning – and accepting – awards from socialists?
It tells us that this teachers union is not working to prepare children to succeed in the real America, where individual effort and responsibility are hallmarks of a successful capitalistic system that the socialists love to hate.
The DSA also honored Keith Kelleher, a long-time leader of SEIU health care workers in Illinois and Indiana. The DSA notes Kelleher received “a much belated (from 2007) greeting from Barack Obama.”
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