The Huffington Post

Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, ‘You’re Headed For A One-Term Presidency’
The Huffington Post

« You’re headed for a one-term presidency, » he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where « regulations and unnecessary costs » make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America’s education system, saying it was « crippled by union work rules, » noted Isaacson. « Until the teachers’ unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform. » Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.