I find it stunning that you actually posted the portion of the article you did obviously without even reading it past the part you wanted to highlight disingenuously. The reason I say that is because you claimed 'fail' because you said that it wasn't just about pay, when the very next paragraph of what you posted but didn't highlight says otherwise, here I'll highlight it for you....
Originally Posted by from thePlayDrive's article
Now these teachers are paid a starting salary of the upper $40K per year to start, as pointed out earlier, and yet rank in the bottom of education levels. Why should ANY of them not be laughed out of the negotiation room?