The fact that you work hard does not mean you can't be held accountable, either. There is a huge difference between working hard and working smart.
Although, on the basic point, I agree with you, neither Obama nor the superintendent are working smart. Not surprisingly, neither are the kids. The adults on both sides are setting a very poor example.
Painting Democrats with the same brush is unfair. These statements were made by two individuals. Nobody else is guilty by association.
When I ran for State Rep, I got some letters from school unions. Really, if you want to make people guilty by association, there isn't much for you to crow about. The unions never mentioned the children. They just wanted more money for themselves, as a matter of principle.
Hypocrisy is always a double-edged sword. It is easy to cut yourself with what you accuse another.
My kids are relatively intelligent, but in large part because I re-teach what they are learning in school, to undo/reveal the bias that the teachers have.
Ask yourself, how can a country based on the separation of church and state possibly survive? The first step was to exclude truth, The church excludes truth too, since it is unwilling to give up its tax exemption. Rather than having 'do not kill' we have 'do not shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.' The new scripture is taught all across the land, but we can't escape the basic fact that we can't serve two masters: God and money. Hypocrisy has long been institutionalized, and the new unions are as bad as the old robber barons. Who is teaching what, is a bigger problem than you realize.2 Peter 2:1
[ False Teachers and Their Destruction ] But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.
In fact, your gripe sounds a lot like the factory worker, who puts in long hours for little pay. The workers unionized and got more pay, but now the products are even more expensive for the consumer, making everyone poorer, including the union worker. There was a reason why Lenin opposed unions! The democrats are confused, but the Libertarians and Republicans are not any better. Do what I do. Hold your nose. I have always described myself as a "hold-my-nose democrat." :-)
...and beware the mirror. It hurts.