In his speech at an education reform conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was critical of teacher unions, reports the Associated Press. Apple compared school principals with company 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?” asked Jobs. “Not really great ones because if you’re really smart you go, ‘I can’t win.'” Jobs appeared in a joint appearance with Dell CEO Michael Dell. “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.” [Thanks to MacMinute reader Rob Gorthy for this news tip.]