I understand that their health insurance rates have gone up, and they have not been offered a salary increase to cover the difference. That’s a raw deal, it happens every day in corporate America and maybe it’s a little unfair, but only a little. The thing is, these teachers already make higher salaries than average for the state of Indiana and they have some of the worst test scores in the state in their district.
If it were up to me, and there weren’t a union involved, I’d fire every teacher whose students have consistently low test scores in their subject area and offer salary increases to those teachers who have higher test scores and offer bonuses to those who choose to stay extra hours to do tutoring sessions with low scoring students after school. Everyone else, obviously needs to find a new career path.