Steve Jobs Takes On Teacher Unionsby Doug Mataconis
Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, blames teacher unions for most of what’s wrong with education today:
AUSTIN â€” Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs lambasted teacher unions today, claiming no amount of technology in the classroom would improve public schools until principals could fire bad teachers.
Jobs compared schools to businesses with principals serving as CEOs.
“What kind of person could you get to run a small business if you told them that when they came in they couldn’t get rid of people that they thought weren’t any good?” he asked to loud applause during an education reform conference.
“Not really great ones because if you’re really smart you go, ‘I can’t win.'”
I believe that what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way,” Jobs said.
“This unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy.”
This surely won’t endear Jobs or Apple to the National Education Association, but Jobs is completely right.
H/T: Club For Growth