On other issues, there is little to choose between the major political parties - some frills for the party faithful but few thrills for teachers. Both parties have promised a period of stability. Both are keen for greater collaboration between schools in a bid to save money and improve standards, and both are pledging to "get tough" on indiscipline by introducing behaviour management into initial teacher training.
In playing to their respective galleries, the Tories have demanded that every child know their times tables by heart at the end of primary school, and warned that they will turn every struggling and coasting school into an academy. Similarly, Labour have demanded that every teacher become fully qualified, and threatened to take away the tax relief enjoyed by private schools unless they partner with a state school.
Teachers, of course, won't be thinking only of education. Like everyone else, they have their mortgages, the cost of living and the NHS on their minds. It may even be tempting not to bother to vote.
But, like it or not, schools are moral institutions and teachers are often leaders in their communities. Of all the professions, teachers have a duty to take part in the political process. It is perhaps no coincidence that many polling stations are in schools.
If teachers want a say in their future - and that of their students - and if they want the right to throw the booky wook at politicians over the next five years, then they must vote, vote, vote.