Apparently this "for the children" crap is just that?
Teachers believe the education of children is very important. So important in fact that they are willing to not teach them in order to go to a 60's-style protest march at the Capitol ("Hey, Hey, Ho,Ho, blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah" is the standard chant for these, you know. They also co-opted "Kill the Bill".)
Remember, teachers are not "professionals", no matter how much they claim they are. They are represented by a labor union and are therefore, "labor". This proves it.