The timing of the strike couldn't be worse for the Democrats, and therefore packs a potent punch nationally because it lays bare how toxic the relationship between teachers and Democratic Party leaders has become in recent years.
As Americans look at their teetering retirement future, they might ask their political and media leaders, "What'll these budget cuts do my children and grandchildren when they retire -- and our community?"
While the national media covered the Wisconsin recall election, very few outlets reported on the vast difference between funds raised. More often than not, money trumps everything in electoral outcomes and Wisconsin elections are no different.
There's a struggle going on here, and it's not isolated to the Badger State. We may not be reading headlines about it yet, but in every state in America, a similar fight is brewing -- the fight over just exactly what kind of country we want to be.