Urbin Report

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I wonder how the hordes of touchy feelie MAC users are going to take this

Their Lord & Master, Steve Jobs says the following:

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.’”

[...]

“This unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy.”

Interesting, since Apple, since day one, has focused on the education market.
Note that the reporter, April Casto of the AP, does a bit of editorializing. What she refers to as lambasting, could also be accurately described as Speaking Truth to Power.

HT to Rob at Say Anything