News to know: Steve Jobs on teacher unions, Google stuff, daylight-saving bug

News to know: Steve Jobs on teacher unions, Google stuff, daylight-saving bug

Summary: Notable headlines: In a rare public statement about something other than iPods or Macs, Steve Jobs said that "unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy," and that technology in the classroom isn't going to improve public schools until principals can fire bad teachers.

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In a rare public statement about something other than iPods or Macs, Steve Jobs said that "unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy," and that technology in the classroom isn't going to improve public schools until principals can fire bad teachers.

Alfred Thompson, a former teacher and now K-12 Computer Science Academic Relations Manager for Microsoft, chimes in on the Jobs education statements, regarding people who know nothing about schools telling us how to fix them. 

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Topic: Google

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