All of the other slates have some folks with some integrity, and some people I know nothing about. I wish they had coalesced their forces, no matter how much they may have needed to hold their noses about some matter or the other.
On a similar note, it is wonderful to see that our brother and sister teachers in Baltimore, MD had the courage to reject the Rhee-like contract that Andres Alonso, the school chief there, had tried to get them to agree to. They were wise enough to see that the bonuses that were promised were merely mirages. Here is an article in the Baltimore Sun on the matter.