I liked SF Parent and Wired Magazine Managing Editor Leander Kahney's critique of Steve Jobs for his outspoken views that "teachers' unions are ruining America's schools" and promotion of the philosophy that schools should be run like businesses. Kahney fired back:
Jobs knows a lot about schools; he's been selling computers to them for more than 30 years. But don't you love it when a billionaire who sends his own kids to private school applies half-baked business platitudes to complex problems like schools? I'm surprised Jobs didn't suggest we outsource education to the same nonunion Chinese factories that build his iPods.
As someone who sends his kids to a struggling San Francisco public school (where 60 percent of the students are eligible for free lunches), I know for a fact that Jobs' ideas about unions are absurd, he's-on-a-different-planet bullshit.
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