Treasurer Summers Releases Statement on the Retirement of CTU President Karen Lewis



CHICAGO – City Treasurer Kurt Summers issued the following statement today on the announcement that Karen Lewis is retiring as President of the Chicago Teachers Union:

“Karen Lewis has been a steadfast champion for equal access to quality education and resources for all students in Chicago and indelible leader within the labor movement for decades.  No one has been more committed to the students, families and teachers of Chicago Public Schools than Karen. I first encountered Karen not as the prolific organizer and leader that we all know today, but as my younger sister’s thought-provoking and inspiring high school science teacher and my admiration of her intelligence and fortitude has never waned.  I know that as she continues her heroic battle with cancer, she will always be a part of the fight for the future and the soul of our great city.”


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