Dear Mister Ransom, I want to thank you for the Sunday morning giggle. Frankly though, this all makes me a little sad. If the liberal minds exhibiting their critical thinking abilities in comments to your columns are examples of the value of a public education, then we are failing these poor schmucks miserably. Indeed, it's time the teacher's union monopoly is cast into the waste bin of history. Scott Walker made a good start in WI. Unfortunately Chicago isn't collectively bright enough to follow a good example when it's almost right under their noses.