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Chicago Teachers Union President blames white people for school district problems

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children,” – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

The morbidly obese Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis admits that white people pay the lion share of taxes going to fund schools for “poor black and brown children.” However she says that these white people should actually be paying even more. She blamed white people for the school’s problems, saying they should be paying a lot more in taxes.

Lewis also blamed the banks for destroying home values. She neglects to mention that the president, she enthusiastically supports, was a major player in forcing banks to give affirmative action home loans to minorities. Which was the cause of the mortgage crises.

Fact: Chicago public schools are some of the most lavishly funded public schools in the nation! Per pupil spending in 2011 averaged a staggering 13,432.53. Teachers and administrators in the Chicago public school system enjoy some of the highest salaries in the nation. Some administrators make over $200k a year. The state average per pupil spending is 11,841.53. White tax dollars from all over the state are being diverted to Chicago and lavished on the “poor black and brown children.” White children in rural areas of southern Illinois receive a third less money that what children in Chicago receive.

Read more at CBS Chicago