Love this bit comparing the compensation of teachers to those of Wall Street and banking executives who received tax-paid government bail out money. Is this all about “balancing the budget” or is it about catering to the wealthy? I don’t want Wall Street executive money, I just don’t want unfair blame on educators and other public employees for the economic problems in our country. Seriously, did the cost of my custodian’s dental insurance cause Lehman Brothers to go under? Was it teacher pensions or ignorant greed of the sub-prime mortgage fiasco that kick started our recession?