Steve Jobs and Michael Dell shared the stage to talk about the state of public education… They hit the nail on the head. A few quotes:
“The report says that Jobs’ words were quite strong, noting that the Apple and Pixar CEO “lambasted” teacher unions and likened schools to business with principals serving as CEOs. Teacher unions, he said, that the unions have directly contributed demise of public education.
“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. “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.”