I guess there really isn’t any shame anymore. I’m not sure exactly what the context of her remarks is, but they seem pretty rash. She’s basically berating a bunch of idealists that want to help inner city kids get a better education. I guess her biggest beef is they can’t make them become union members, and extract dues to exercise political influence.
Only days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the head of the nation’s third-largest teachers union is blaming Teach For America for helping “kill and disenfranchise children.”
Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union, bashed the national organization and one of its vice presidents, David Rosenberg, in a message that appears on the blog of educational policy analyst Diane Ravitch.
“We in Chicago have been the victims of their experiments on our children since the current secretary of Education ‘ran’ CPS,” Lewis writes, calling Teach For America a group of “education missionaries” who view teaching in poor communities as a “stepping stone to a more lucrative career.”br
Lewis admits she is using the Sandy Hook tragedy to advance the agenda of her union.