Scott Walker defines a hero as "someone who, against all odds, does what is necessary to fight evil in the world." And so it is that Walker believes that he is doing the right thing by making sure teachers don't bankrupt the state.
"If we were to pay teachers what they would like to be paid, and give them the benefits they believe they should get, there would be nothing left to give to the private sector folks whom I pledged my allegiance to in order to get elected," said Walker. "I have a duty to those folks and I am a man of my word."
While teachers have a thing or two to say about the matter, Scott Walker has said time and time again that if any of those teachers wanted to make laws, "they should have become politicians, not teachers."
In a related story, Walker denies that his apparent grudge against teachers is fueled by a childhood experience where, in 7th grade, his science teacher made fun of his baking soda volcano science project, calling it "so 5th Grade."