It isn't about the unions for the rest of us. It is only about unions to the pro-union people. For the rest of us it is about performance. We do not support a system that supports an embarrassingly failed system that desperately needs reform. INCLUDING the ability to fire bad teachers. INCLUDING the ability for school administrators to REWARD good teachers. It is no mistake that the absolute best performing schools in this nation are either private or charter. They are not under the suffocating weight of the DEA and teachers unions. In fact, teachers unions not only do not try and emulate the success of non-union schools - but they have been trying to destroy them for years. It is about performance. If America's school system wasn't systematically failing our children - we would be marching right beside the teachers ourselves.