Link I'm very impressed with this, it just about perfectly fits what I've been advocating for a while. Higher pay, and the end of tenure. It will be a tough sell to the Democratic base, but it could be the 'only Nixon could have gone to China' kind of thing. They'd never let the GOP do it, but from one of their own they might. And I'm sure the right would love to have teachers compete for money the way everyone else does. A vote for Bush is a vote for more unfunded education mandates with the ultimate goal of dismantling the Dept. of Education. A vote for Kerry is a vote for reform of the education system with the ultimate goal of improving learning.