In a union election that had implications beyond Chicago, Karen Lewis and CORE were easily reelected yesterday. Preliminary results show that CORE received about 80% of the vote in yesterday's Chicago Teachers Union election.
George Schmidt's Substance provides the numbers. It looks as though the turnout was much better than the 20% among active teachers we had here in NYC's recent UFT election. (Based on what Substance said, it was around 60%.)
Chicago teachers walked the walk by going on strike last year. Now they have given an overwhelming mandate for the leadership that led them out on the picket lines.
If only this Chicago fire could spread. Hey, why not?