I used to think that technology could help education. Iâ€™ve probably spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet. But Iâ€™ve had to come to the inevitable conclusion that the problem is not one that technology can hope to solve. Whatâ€™s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.
Itâ€™s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical. The problems are unions. You plot the growth of the NEA [National Education Association] and the dropping of SAT scores, and theyâ€™re inversely proportional. The problems are unions in the schools. The problem is bureaucracy.