Man Bites Dog! ... Oh wait: Why would a California teachers' union oppose a tax increase that would raise unionized teachers' salaries? Because some (18%) of the money would go to increasingly popular charter schools.
California Democrats aren't supposed to talk smack about the teachers unions, they're supposed to get on their knees, pucker up, and smooch an orifice or two. That he calls them out for being petty shows a true streak of independence, a welcome sign for someone of his political persuasion.
I doubt he has much of a chance to unseat Barbara Boxer in the primary, but a guy can hope!
(BTW, I wonder, if this tax increase were to go through, if I would get more of a raise than I'd pay in taxes. Just wondering....)