With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, October 25, 2010


Jobs, jobs, jobs...

Pres. Obama turned to Apple billionaire Steve Jobs, last Thursday, for some education advice.White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, 
“They discussed American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the President’s Race to the Top initiative.” (USA Today)
You didn't have to be a fly on the wall to know what Jobs told the prez. It's likely the same thing he been saying for years about the problem with education:
I believe that what's wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized..."
According to some reports, Jobs is looking for support to keep congressional regulators away from Apple's door. Will Obama oblige? Good bet.

From Rand Paul's college frat newsletter
"Penguins and minorities tend to do badly on ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests." (Matt Taibbi)
Russ Feingold's opponent
He is running for a fourth term, in a very tough race against Ron Johnson, a plastics manufacturer and one of those rich political virgins who have been popping up in races across the country, waving a checkbook and a copy of “Atlas Shrugged.” (Gail Collins)
Deb Meier on democratic schooling 
Test scores -- on which you are taught early on that there is always just one right answer (and no one is interested in why you thought otherwise) and is the only intellectual skill of serious importance. It determines whether you'll be left back (which next to parental death is a child's worst fear), all the way to getting a high-school diploma (without which, you are told, no decent job will eve come your way). Heavy stuff. (Huffington)

1 comment:

  1. Aw, dang, how disappointing. I was really hoping we could get Steve Jobs on the teachers' side, and have him go up against Bill Gates.


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