Jersey Jazzman loves Karen Lewis. Me too. (Note the picture at the end of his post.)

She is a larger than life figure who is not only unbossed and unbought, but unbeaten. (I am paraphrasing Shirley Chisholm here, the first black woman to run for President).

Karen explains the importance of collaborating with parents and local communities.

She sees the union as a voice for children.

She is a force of nature.

She is fearless. She is not impressed by the wealthy patrons of corporate reform.

As a graduate of Dartmouth, she too wears the coveted green blazer. She is not intimidated by their airs.

If she went hand-to-hand with Rahm, he wouldn’t stand a chance, neither intellectually nor physically.