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Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee
7/16/14 | Ed Week District Dossier
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Mayoral Control in the Windy City
Spring 2014 | Education Next
Karen Lewis, the controversial head of the Chicago Teachers Union, has formed an “unofficial exploratory committee” to look into a possible challenge to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral race. A poll finds that Lewis leads Emanuel by 9 points in a head-to-head matchup.
An article by Alexander Russo in the Spring 2014 issue of Ed Next looks at Emanuel’s efforts to improve Chicago’s schools and at his battles with Lewis.
Jason Zengerle’s take on an Emanuel – Lewis matchup appears in the New Republic.