If teachers are supposed to be college educated professionals, why the need for a teachers union and the use of strikes as a bargaining tool? Doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, etc., are professionals and don't seem to have a problem without a labor union, and when's the last time we ever heard of those professionals going on strike?
I have no problem with the teachers where I live being paid that well, and they are paid VERY well, both in salary and benefits, and they deserve it, it's a tough job and most of them are very good teachers, but I do have a problem with public sector union BS.
They make even more in CT. My wife's cousin and husband are both teachers, and they live in a 600k house.
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