I agree that there are bad teachers. They should be dealt with. However just remember teachers in Calif are paid for 180 days. We do not get paid vacation, or holidays. Money is taken from our pay checks to carry us over the rest of the year. I have not seen an raise in 10 years. Yes, I am a member of a union, and consider a conservative.I have a Master's with 120 units over my degree and make less money then my brother-in-law ($20,000 less) who has a B.A.