Reason to Buy an Apple?

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computer, likes to speak his mind and at a recent conference on education reform in Austin, Texas, he let the teachers unions have a piece of it.

PC World reports that,

[d]uring a joint appearance with Michael Dell that was sponsored by the Texas Public Education Reform Foundation, Jobs took on the [teacher] unions by first comparing schools to small businesses, and school principals to CEOs. He then asked rhetorically: “What kind of person could you get to run a small business if you told them that when they came in, they couldn’t get rid of people that they thought weren’t any good? Not really great ones, because if you’re really smart, you go, ‘I can’t win.’”

He went on to say that “what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way. This unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy.”