Monday, February 19, 2007

Jobs and Dell try to explain schools

AP reports:
In a rare joint appearance, [Apple CEO Steve] Jobs shared the stage with competitor Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc. Both spoke to the gathering about the potential for bringing technological advances to classrooms.

"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." ...

Dell also blamed problems in public schools on the lack of a competitive job market for principals.
Jobs had the much better argument. If we had a competitive market for computer CEOs, then Dell would be more likely to be looking for a job.

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