President Obama spoke this week at something called The White House Frontiers Conference.
You can read his entire speech here, and a portion has been circulating on Twitter a lot. That portion is similar to the famous blueberry story about how schools can’t be run like businesses.
Here’s an excerpt:
But the reason I say this is sometimes we get, I think, in the scientific community, the tech community, the entrepreneurial community, the sense of we just have to blow up the system, or create this parallel society and culture because government is inherently wrecked. No, it’s not inherently wrecked; it’s just government has to care for, for example, veterans who come home. That’s not on your balance sheet, that’s on our collective balance sheet, because we have a sacred duty to take care of those veterans. And that’s hard and it’s messy, and we’re building up legacy systems that we can’t just blow up.
I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.