You can thank Karen Lewis for the national wave of teacher insurrections

With teacher insurrections breaking out from one side of the country to the other, it’s time to pay homage to Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union.She was a political badass with a capital B long before it was fashionable.I’m talking about the teachers' strike that woke this city up back in 2012—the precursor to recent walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona.I see many similarities and points of contrast. …

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