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Star-Ledger Column: We Need to Think Different About Teachers Unions

Our website,, isn’t the only place highlighting Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ observation last month “that what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way.” Newark Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine picked up on the story:

Jobs’ comments shocked the leaders of the teacher unions. “Steve Jobs was dead wrong to disparage the hard work of educators and their union,” said American Federation of Teachers President Edward McElroy.Hard work? Jobs wasn’t denouncing the hard-working teachers. He was denouncing the lazy ones, those whose job security the unions exist to protect at the ex pense of the children.

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