What once was a simple protection of teachers; a time where they were necessary has become one of the problems of education in the United States today. Teacher unions provide many benefits to teachers, but have little to do with helping students receive the best education possible. Teacher unions have grown into a huge money making union. The amount of money that teacher unions make every year from teachers is quite high. My critics would argue that teacher unions help fund certain political candidates in the senate, congress, and state legislatures so they can help bring educational funding towards their constituents.