Monday, February 19, 2007

Steve Jobs and Unions: Without the Fluff, For Once

Steve Jobs just got a big, giant happy sticker from me. And it didn't require an act of God, surprisingly enough. All it took was the common wisdom and guts to call unions for what they really are: poison.

Unions are bad enough for the auto and other industries. They're even worse for public schools--where economic realities do little to prevent sub-par performance among teachers. And where the ones who suffer the greatest consequences are the children.

In Jobs' words:

"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."

Read the entire story here.

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