Steve Jobs and Michael Dell Speak Together at Texas Education Forum

Kind of surprising that the CEO of a company that sells so many computers to schools would be so blunt, but I agree with Jobs completely regarding teacher unions:

Comparing schools to small companies and principals to CEOs, [Jobs] asked rhetorically what kind of CEO can’t hire the people he wants, get rid of workers who aren’t performing or pay better workers more.

American schools “have become unionized in the worst possible way,” Jobs said.

Until that is remedied, he said, schools won’t be able to attract the best teachers and administrators.

Saturday, 17 February 2007