Of some interest is the fact that Mr Jobs met with President Obama and offered to help with the 2012 campaign, but he told the President that he was probably a one termer and that teachers unions were killing school reform. From the article:
"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.Both the Jobs comments on jobs and the Jobs comments on schools ring true to me.
Jobs also criticized America's education system, saying it was "crippled by union work rules," noted Isaacson. "Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.
Hat tip to the Instapundit, via the Althouse blog.
Regards — Cliff