Re: Teacher strikes.
If employees struck at my business, I would simply shut the business down knowing that the profits I'd forgo would hurt me less than than the striking workers. If employees strike at other people's businesses, I no longer patronize that business in order to help the owner realize he needs to close it down, so the deadbeat strikers will be out on the street.
When teachers strike, they should also be out on the street. But since you can't close down a government school, you instead take your kids out.
Like most respectable parents, I don't want my kids growing up being taught by people with an such a sense of entitlement they resort to striking. I don't want my kids growing up to Occupy Wall Street; I want them growing up as hard workers.
With the union, there's no incentive for teachers to work harder or to teach smarter to get that raise; instead, just go on strike.
The scariest part about this is the fact that these people have access to impressionable children. No wonder most of our graduates can barely read and can't do basic math. The teacher's union should consider how offensive its strikes are to hard-working Americans.