Apple CEO Lambasts Teacher Unions

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Inc., is a smart man. Single-handedly, he turned Apple from a ‘beleaguered’ corporation on the brink of bankruptcy into one of the most impressive turnaround stories in the history of business. Like many others in the computer industry (including Bill Gates), Jobs has some choice words for our failing education systems. He knows what most intelligent observers of public education know: the unionization of teachers has created an environment where the worst teachers keep teaching and the best ones either avoid entering the profession or burn out and leave it early.

  • Apple CEO Lambasts Teacher Unions (AP via Houston Chronicle [no longer available]).

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