In a small town in Ohio they have a teachers union as well, they contribute nothing to retirement,3% to their healthcare and are guarenteed 5% raise everyyear. This town has a school tax seperate from income tax. They tried to pass a levy to get the money to fund the school or it will close within the next 3 years. It did not pass and why did it not pass? Just a few reasons, 1st they aready took away bussing for all high school students 9-12 in a rural farm community, 2 There is a principal for each of 3 schools that also has 2 dean of students and 2 vice principals for a typical graduating class of 100. The lowest paid Dean in the Elem school makes 93k, sadly he is still making less than some of the teachers with "tenure". The test scores are dropping, teachers can't teach when they are not paid properly don't ya know.
So after the levy fails to raise the school tax the teachers tell the students "Thanks to your parents your school is going to close because your parents are selfish and your gonna have to go to another school." Yes this was said and not just a rumor, big deal in a little town.
I pay plenty for my retirement and my healthcare, I do not complain about it. I do not always get a raise, and if I don't I realize it was because I did not perfom above what was expected and I know I need to work harder to get my raise and earn my keep.
On a side note the school also hired 35 "Paraprofessionals" to help the teachers teach.
From what i read he is doing what he said he would...sort of I guess. Maybe he has the right idea.