"If we simply attached computers to leeches, medicine wouldn't be any better today than it was in the 19th century either."

"Three decades ago, the Department of Education released a report noting that if an unfriendly foreign power had imposed our mediocre education system on us, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. In the three decades since, per-pupil spending on K-12 education has doubled—while achievement scores have been flat."

"Steve Jobs knew all about competitive markets. He once likened our school system to the old phone monopoly. "I remember," he said in a 1995 interview, "seeing a bumper sticker with the Bell Logo on it and it said 'We don't care. We don't have to.' And that's what a monopoly is. That's what IBM was in their day. And that's certainly what the public school system is. They don't have to care."

I doubt Jobs was referring to individual teachers.

Here's the full article.