However, there are a few things Mr. Jobs doesn't know. 1. Albert Einstein was a founding member of the Princeton, New Jersey chapter of MY UNION: The American Federation of Teachers. He believed strongly in unions and thought intellectual workers especially needed to belong to them.
The second point of Mr. Job's ignorance is that he presumes teachers are so coddled that they remain in the profession for a lifetime. The truth is that the job is so stressful teacher turnover is rampant. As this story shows the teacher supply problem is a myth. The challenge is keeping them in the classroom. http://ednews.org/articles/24743/1/Teacher-Retention-a-Critical-National-Problem/Page1.html
If that's not enough, with the release of the new Apple i-Phone you have to subscribe to AT&T for your service. The same AT&T that turned over your telephone records to the NSA without a court warrant. The same AT&T that helps the U.S. government spy on us by providing the technical infrastructure to do so. http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2007_06.php
As an educator who was using the Internet in the classroom years before the WWW, one who has published in the area of new media in the classroom and works as an adjunct professor helping new and in-service teachers develop their practice along these lines, I take personal exception to Mr. Job's remarks. My teaching tenure allowed me and others in NYC early on to blaze a trail on using the Internet as an instructional tool; all at a time when bureaucrats were discouraging us to do so. Today we have corporate bureaucrats (like Jobs) with a plantation mentality running the NYC educational system. As a result, there's even less freedom of experimentation than there was in the early days (early 1990s) of our use of the Interent in the classroom.