Mike I have to disagree with you on who is the blame for the shape our educational system is in now. Do not blame the Teachers Unions Leadership. It is not the unions job to worry about the students, they are paid to get the best contract they can negotiate for their members not the students. Let`s lay the blame at the real problem creators feet, this would have to be at the feet of the unscrupulous politicians. The politicians caved into union demands because of the politicians own greed to hold their own jobs or move up the political ladder. So by the time it comes to pay the bill these politicians, are gone up the ladder or retired and not held accountable for their own greed.Things have to change but you have to throw out being PC.