We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Because the majority of Unionized teachers can't compete for their own jobs.
I'm a big advocate of breaking up the government monopoly on k-12 education. Once had a discussion about this with my supervisor whose wife is a public school teacher. Bad idea on my part. It made him angry and he wanted to know where his wife would work if there weren't public schools. He just could not grasp the concept that schools would still exist and teachers would be needed. In his mind she'd be out of a job.
Without knowing how good a teacher your boss's wife is, she might be out of a job if charters take off like they should. If we employ the same teachers in charter schools as we do in public schools, we might expect similar results - depending on the amount of control the teachers have on the curriculum.
I support expanded charter schools over the public schools but I prefer vouchers over just charter schools (a mix would be second best). Then there would be true school choice.