Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Steve Jobs on TV and education

Julian Pistorius has an excellent post on Steve Job's views on TV and how public education has contributed to it... his basic points are:
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Most TV is of poor quality because most people want to switch off their brains.
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Educationists want technology to fix their problems, when the problem is people, incentives and unions and administrators that don't want to confront poor performance.
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He said "The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education because it's not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy".
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The full post Julian quoted from is here. As long as teacher unions continue to think that teachers cannot be paid and evaluated based on performance, they will continue to be defenders of mediocrity - and who in their right mind thinks all their teachers were equally worthy.

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