Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced yesterday that President Obama “can’t have it both ways by arguing they’ll (sic) protect kids while also protecting the interests of teachers unions.” Here’s a shocking statement back to Mr. Romney: Teachers care for students. Supporting teachers and children are not mutually exclusive. Teachers unions generally support what is best for children. Some of the time, teachers unions support what is best for teachers. Without unions supporting teachers at times, the educational system would lose many of the best people planning to dedicate their lives to helping our youth. Most teachers could actually make more money in other fields but have chosen teaching because they care about the well being of children. As a teacher, I pay dues to teaching unions. That money mostly goes to the political support of the education of children in the best possible ways. This money supports candidates who support education. It is nowhere near the amount of money spent by big business and the super rich who seem to generally be motivated by their own well being. Polititians like Gov. Romney generally support whatever position they feel will get them the most votes and the most money. While not perfect, teachers unions generally support what is best for education.