“Mom and dad have spoken, and what they say is this: Why should my child work on a Mac in class when most people use PCs at home and in the office? I’ve heard this lament time and again in my son’s schools over the years. To listen to these parents, you’d think the schools were forcing children to use a history book that says the world is flat,” writes Charles Haddad for BusinessWeek.
Haddad looks at the reasons why Apple has an unhill battle in education and comes away without much hope, “Alas, despite Apple’s best efforts, enthusiasts such as [Pro-Mac teachers] probably can only slow the erosion, with Apple assuming the niche role it has in so many other markets. But they can’t turn the tide. The lemmings, I’m afraid, have won the day in education.”
Full article here.