Leander Kahney, Kolumnist bei, hat auf Steve Jobs Rede reagiert und dabei deutlich gemacht, dass eine Schule nicht wie ein Unternehmen geführt werden kann. Outsourcing nach China? Geht zwar bei iPods, aber nicht unbedingt bei „Bildung“.

“Jobs knows a lot about schools; he’s been selling computers to them for more than 30 years. But don’t you love it when a billionaire who sends his own kids to private school applies half-baked business platitudes to complex problems like schools? I’m surprised Jobs didn’t suggest we outsource education to the same non-union Chinese factories that build his iPods.

Jobs thinks even the low end of the market will be hotly contested, like the market for inexpensive cars. Not everyone can drive a Mercedes, but there’s lots of competition for cheap Toyotas, Kias and Saturns.
But Jobs is using the wrong analogy. It’d be more like the market for the low-end food dollar — rich kids would have lots of choice, but for poor kids it’d be Burger King or McDonalds. For the system as a whole, vouchers are untenable.

The most pressing problems with schools lies outside the schools themselves: it’s the socio-economic circumstances of the students they’re trying to teach.
Last week Unicef released a report that was all but ignored in America, ranking the United States at the bottom of 21 industrialized countries in children’s welfare, thanks to enormous economic inequality and the total absence of social safety nets.
This is the problem, not the unions.”

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