Why do we think that teachers as protected by their unions are above the rest of us? Years ago teachers were underpaid. Now they are on average earning more than most in the private sector, when you factor in medical benefits pension and time off. Oh just one other little stat. What group is more responsible for sexual abuse of children? Catholic priests? Nope , Look it up it will surprise you. But then again the media doesn't cover this fact so alot of people will be surprised.