The incestuous relationship between public employee unions and public officials destroys state and federal governments. Public employees , teachers included, labor under contracts which make the conditions under which private employees work peonage. The you support me and I'll reward you system has bankrupted the states and only the federal governments ability to print money keeeps it going. Public employees are paid more and have retirement programs that make social security look like a paupers dole. It is a disgrace.