Not buying it. I watched 2 years ago as the teachers union in my city colluded with a lame-duck school board to force a 6 year contract down the throats of the taxpayers, against 70% community opposition. In the process, when the union rep was shown the figures proving it would bankrupt the system, he just shrugged. A year later, it forced the closing of a high school, which caused such an uproar. the school district had 1200 students move away, or pay to enroll in surrounding systems. teachers unions are the bane of public education.