New president chosen for Chicago Teachers Union

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A chemistry teacher has unseated two-term Chicago Teachers Union president Marilyn Stewart after a run-off election.

A chemistry teacher has unseated two-term Chicago Teachers Union president Marilyn Stewart after a run-off election. Karen Lewis won the election on Friday and said at a news conference Saturday that she would oppose proposed job cuts and increases in class sizes. Lewis received applause from a group of union members at King College Prep High School on the South Side. Stewart said in a statement that she promises to support Lewis. Lewis says the union is unified and "poised to reclaim power." The Chicago Board of Education plans a Tuesday meeting to consider giving schools the power to lay off teachers and increase class sizes. Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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