We take this action with a great deal of reluctance. It has taken several years of poor treatment to get the teachers to the point where we would consider employing the only weapon in our arsenal. The relationship with the Harford County Board of Education and, by extension, the County Council and County Executive David Craig, has always been "tense" but up until recently at least respectful. They used to pretend that we had some power, and we used to pretend that we had some power. The situation has changed in that they are essentially calling our bluff. All parties agree that there is very little we can do.