In 2011, the marquee fight of education reform took place in Wisconsin, pitting a newly-elected Republican governor against powerful teachers unions and their allies in the State Senate. Yet while Republicans have been most associated with the struggles against teacher’s unions, Democrats are fighting them too.The latest example took place in Connecticut, where Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s moderate and sensible plans to ease restrictions on the hiring and firing of teachers and cut down on red tape in local school districts hit strong opposition from union leaders.In many ways, education reform is on the frontlines of the national rollback of the blue model. While the red vs. blue divide remains on many other hot-button issues, the need for education reforms that the unions don’t like has slowly become part of the bipartisan consensus.The battle for education reforms like school choice keeps picking up powerful allies: inner-city parents, Democratic governors and even liberal, ultra-blue foundations are all coming to realize that the current system is unsustainable, and have added their voices to the call for reform. Democrats are more moderate in their goals often than their Republican counterparts; Dems want to trim the unions’ wings and cut back on their perks while Republicans want to roast them on skewers and eat them for dinner. But whether it’s a gentle decline or sudden termination, the teacher unions are losing control over the educational system.The gradual reshaping of the American educational system looks set to accelerate, with Democrats and Republicans promoting complementary if rival visions. And education is just the first step: the inefficiencies and high costs of the current educational model are found in other parts of state, local and federal bureaucracies as well.Change is coming.