accepted an apology from the president of the Chicago Teachers Union for a joke
she made about him having a lisp.At a union event in Seattle last month,
Karen Lewis said she could tell Duncan “went to a private school, because if he
had gone to a public school, he would have had that lisp fixed.” Her comments
were caught on video.Lewis said Monday she was wrong to make the joke
and called Duncan to explain.
Education department spokesman Justin Hamilton
said today that Duncan accepted her apology.
A clip of Lewis’ remarks was
widely circulated online Monday by a nonprofit education group. In the half-hour
video, Lewis says of Duncan, “Now, you know he went to a private school because
if he had gone to a public school he would have had that lisp