“It’s ridiculous to say he’s out of touch because it’s a cliche. But he’s such a cliche. He’s got that whole Montgomery Burns thing going on,” Lewis told the Sun-Times.

Lewis’ comments were in response to Rauner’s remarks before an education writer’s conference in Chicago on Monday. Rauner accused teachers unions’ of running public education in Illinois and said CPS was layered in bureaucracy.  Rauner said the schools should be run by parents, communities and taxpayers.

“I agree with that. Power to the parents and power to the community,” Lewis said.  ”When he says ‘taxpayers’ I don’t know what that means because I don’t know anybody who doesn’t pay taxes — except for his class.”

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