Want more government money for your union buds? Come up with a great name for a bill, then ask taxpayers to fund it. For example, Senate bill S 708: Success in the Middle Act of 2013.
A bill to provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes.
Isn’t that their job? If they can’t do it, replace them. Make them compete, charter schools. Give parents a choice, school vouchers. And of course, you gotta love that “and for other purposes” line.