There is a nationwide offensive against teachers and their unions. Republicans are tired of the money that unions throw toward their political opponents, and feel like what do they have to lose by going after the unions. There is a bill in the legislature that would prevent teachers from using payroll deductions to pay union dues. That is unabashed union-busting, and has nothing to do with improving the quality of education. It's all about going after political enemies. Well, here's the miscalulation. Hoosier teachers vote republican in about the same percentage as the general electorate. How many teachers do you think would vote for Tony Bennett? More importantly how many do you think will make impassioned appeals to friends and relatives? In sports when a player is hit with a cheap shot, we say "take a number." Well my dear Republican friends your day of reckoning is coming. When you alienate enough supporters, there will be hell to pay.