By: Mark Glennon*


Should our kids be taught how to function in a market based economy by those who are lead by somebody who despises it?


With Karen Lewis absent from her role as President of the Chicago Teachers Union for health reasons, Vice President Jesse Sharkey has assumed its leadership.


Jesse Sharkey

There was “Socialism in the air” as the International Socialist Organization fondly described their annual conference in 2013 at which Mr. Sharkey spoke — “a long weekend of education, discussion and debate about radical politics and the struggle for social change.” And he was back again as a speaker for their 2014 conference.


He’s actually a “leader” of the International Socialist Organization, according to the International Committee of the Fourth International, whatever that is, though they did get rather pissed at him for going soft on school closings in Chicago.


We wish Karen Lewis a long, happy life and fast recovery for the same reasons we would anybody. Plus, we just might end up missing her at the CTU as a relative moderate.


*Mark Glennon is founder of WirePoints