Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ring Around the Rahm: Chicago Teachers Encircle City Hall

Fred Klonsky reports:

Hands around City Hall.

September 5, 2012
When Jackson Potter told me on Saturday night that we were going to join hands and encircle City Hall, I didn’t really believe it.
Believe it.

Yes, I believe just about anything Jackson promises. For those of you who don't know who Jackson Potter is, he was the initial moving force behind forming CORE in 2008. I got to hang out with Jackson in the summer of 2009 in LA and then again in Chicago in July 2011. Jackson has extraordinary leadership and political skills and teaming him and Karen Lewis together is a major reason for what is working in CORE and the CTU. I was proud last summer to  introduce our own Julie Cavanagh to Jackson in Chicago (she already had met Karen), a political connection made in heaven. And to top it off, Julie is a vegetarian and Jackson is a vegan, so – kismet. They're great to hang out with, but don't bother going out to eat with them if you want to tear into a steak. Lucky they're in different cities.

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