Lake Forest, IL High School (District 115) teachers went on strike today (9/12/12), unable to reach agreement on a new contract. The union is asking for more money and less accountability – read power – in this afluent north suburban community where the average annual teacher salary is $106,500. More than 100 citizens attended the school board meeting the night before the strike, with most taxpayers urging the board to hold strong against union demands. Students also spoke about potential harm to their academic and athletic experiences at the school.