Holan critizes CTU president's ISIS remarks
Heidi Holan, Republican Candidate for State Representative in District 46, criticized claims made by leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) comparing Gov. Bruce Rauner to ISIS on Friday.
According to a report that was released on Wednesday, Karen Lewis, president of
CTU, stated that Rauner’s activities were comparable to the actions of an ISIS recruit. Lewis stated that Rauner's actions could be considered as acts of terror against the working class and those in poverty.
“I don’t believe Karen Lewis’ views represent the hard-working teachers across Illinois nor do they set a good example for our children,” Holan said. “To trivialize national security in such a manner minimizes the seriousness of terrorist threats, is irrelevant to the situation and plays like a desperate bid for attention. I am working with teachers, students and families to find productive solutions to improve our financial situation to enable us to provide quality education for all Illinoisans.”
Holan has served as a home educator for her two sons alongside working with a family-owned business run by her husband. Holan also serves as the state coordinator for ParentalRights.org.
Lewis' accusation was made following the release of the school funding breakdown that had consisted of a loss of $74 million for Chicago Public Schools, while increasing overall school funding across the state by approximately $120 million.