Karen Horwitz

Teacher … Author … Activist … Pioneer

Karen Horwitz graduated with honors in 1963 from Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, and from the University of Illinois, Champaign where she earned a BA in Elementary Education in 1966.

When teaching jobs were scarce during the 1970’s, she worked in business as a sales representative and as a marketing director for an educational film company.

However, teaching always was her first love. Her passion for Education motivated her to become a writer, to learn the law so she could take a case to the highest court, as well as to found a non-profit organization to educate the public about a serious social ill plaguing our nation – teacher abuse and its underlying issue – White Chalk Crime.

She has raised three children and has three grandchildren who inspire her to do the work of exposing the truth about Education; she believes that they, as well as all children, deserve better.