Teachers need to provide their input into the process, if it is reasonable and well thought out rather than a grab bag to simply enrich themselves, then the teachers will have a real stake in their future. The teaches would then be able to mold that future to better serve all involved from teaches to children to parents to community that funds the entire affair.<quoted text>
No actually, it shouldn't. It should come from both sides working together. The thing that is missed completely here is - although there are "two sides" - management and labor - they are all part of one team.
It has become the time for the teachers to take back control of their profession from the professional labor salespeople, aka, union leadership at the local, state, and national level.