As a teacher, you couldn't pay me $100k a year to work in a city like Chicago. When you are working with those types of inner-city kids, its not a career, its a calling. That is why so many large cities are at huge teacher shortfalls each year. Reading over the issues that are being brought up by teachers on the picket line, it sounds like some have some legitimate concerns. I hope that my fellow conservatives will not simply write those off.